Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference 2021 - What’s Next: Maintaining DEI Momentum on Campus

About the DEI Conference

“What’s Next: Maintaining DEI Momentum on Campus”

By now, most institutions have implemented diversity, equity, and inclusion-focused initiatives on their campuses, but the question that keeps coming up is “What’s next?” This conference is your opportunity to gather with other higher education advocates, allies, and DEI professionals to discuss the current climate around campus DEI initiatives, what challenges might arise, and where efforts could (and should) go from here.


8:45 AMMeeting Link Opens
9:00 AMOpening and Welcome
Conference Host: Tonya Mathis, Wright State University
9:05 AMDiversity Experiences on Campus
Panelists from private, public, and community colleges will share their experiences as minorities or members of a protected class, weighing in on recent changes in the DEI landscape and discussing their thoughts on current DEI efforts.

– Ivel Reid, student, Clark State College

– Kimani Kendrick, student, Franklin University

– Dr. Brandi Hutchins Elliott, University of Cincinnati

Chip Murdock, Wilmington College

– MODERATOR: Aliecia Stathopoulos, Franklin University
9:45 AMBreak
10:00 AMNavigating and Overcoming Challenges in Implementing DEI Initiatives
Leaders from regional campuses discuss challenges, impediments, and unanticipated roadblocks that might occur while implementing DEI initiatives on campus – and how they overcame them!

– Dr. Erik Brooks, Central State

– Dr. Moira Casey, Miami University Regionals

Dr. Tiffany Hunter, Clark State College

Dr. Zoe Plakias and Dr. Maurice Stevens, The Ohio State University

– MODERATOR: Dr. Julio Quintero, University of Dayton
11:00 AMBreak
11:15 AMBreakouts/Networking (Participants choose one and submit topics and/or questions at registration)
Roundtable conversations to facilitate sharing and collaboration around specific DEI challenges on campus. Select group based on your interest or function:

– DEI in the Student Experience (Aliecia Stathopoulos, Franklin University)

– DEI and Freedom of Speech (Dr. Brandy Phipps, Central State)

– DEI in Recruiting, Training, and Retention of Faculty and Staff (Tonya Mathis, Wright State University)

– Equity and Access in Learning (Dr. Alice “Betsy” Grimes, AFIT)
11:45 AMBreak
12:00 PMKEYNOTE: From Checking the Box to Checking Ourselves
A review of Sinclair Community College’s journey since 2015 to become more intentional with equity and inclusion.

Michael E. Carter, Senior Advisor to the President and Chief Diversity Officer, Sinclair Community College
12:30 PMClosing Comments

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Friday, December 3, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM


Via SOCHE's Zoom Platform

The access link will be sent to registrants shortly before the event.


SOCHE Members $20
Non-members $25
Students $15

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