ODOC is coming!
This Friday, the University of Toledo will host the Ohio Diversity Officers Collaborative (ODOC) annual conference and executive meeting. Nearly 50 ODOC members from around the state who work at public and private higher education institutions as well corporate diversity officers will attend. Discussions and presentations will center on diversity best practices, supporting student populations, affinity group creation, and how to engage alumni.
The title and theme is “Building Affinity Groups: How to Engage Students, Alumni and Employees in the Diversity Conversation.” Two featured speakers that will be welcomed to campus including Ohio’s Central State University President Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond and the Executive Director of the Association of Diversity Councils Mr. Philip A. Berry who will be coming in from New York.
All wanting to attend are invited to the reception tonight from 4-6 p.m. at The Hotel at UTMC in the Aspen Room. Registration for the conference starts Friday at 8:30 a.m. on Main Campus in the Ingman Room but lunches are limited.
I hope to see you there!
Shanda Gore is the Associate Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Community Engagement at The University of Toledo. She is the Chair of the UT President’s Council on Diversity and works with leadership across campuses to assist in the development and implementation of strategic plans, policies, proposals, programs and operating procedures to support UT diversity initiatives. She is responsible for leading the Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women focused on the issues and empowerment of women and creating and directing the Minority Business Development Center that nurtures entrepreneurial and economic development in the Toledo community by providing office space and services, training and mentoring and a network of professional advisers. Her expertise is in the area of diversity, equity and awareness program implementations.
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