CSU East Bay's diversity symposium is Friday
- February 29, 2008
A diversity symposium -- designed to inform and elicit recommendations for the development of a diversity plan for Cal State East Bay -- will take place in the New University Union Multipurpose Room on the Hayward campus from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, March 14. Lunch will be included.
The university community is invited to attend and take part in the related workshops. Those planning to attend should contact Ronna Taylor via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to RSVP has been now been extended to Friday, March 7.
Damon A. Williams, assistant vice provost for multicultural and international affairs at the University of Connecticut, will be the keynote speaker for the event. Williams is a nationally recognized for designing and implementing effective university diversity plans. A lunch session, where the next steps towards campus diversity will be identified, will conclude the symposium.
"Our mission to be an inclusive university providing an academically rich, multicultural learning experience for our students, requires a shared vision and commitment," said Mo Qayoumi, CSUEB president. "The faculty and administration have been working collaboratively on a plan to reach this important outcome.
"More specifically, Academic Senate Chair Hank Reichman and I have requested that the Faculty Diversity and Equity Committee (FDEC) of the Academic Senate assist in the development of a Diversity Plan for the University."
Important to the success of this event will be the level of participation by faculty, staff, students, and administration.