Diversity and Racial Justice in Higher Education Jul 12, 2016, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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You and members of your organization are cordially invited to join us at our summer institute in Pittsburgh on July 12, 2016: Diversity and Racial Justice in the 21st Century University - to be held at the only Center on Race and Social Problems in a top-ten rated School of Social Work.  

An outstanding panel of national leaders will share the latest research and information aimed at reducing racial disparities in higher education access, persistence, and faculty representation. The institute will feature:

Keynote Speaker

Kedra Ishop, Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management, University of Michigan

Dr. Ishop's diversity work at Michigan has been widely celebrated nationally. Dr. Ishop is the former director of admissions at the University of Texas at Austin, the institution at the center of the current Supreme Court race and admissions case.

Panelists/Workshop Facilitators

Liliana Garces, Penn State University, Affirmative action and admissions policies

Richard Reddick, University of Texas at Austin, Faculty of Color retention and advancement

Gina Garcia, University of Pittsburgh, Student of Color campus life and persistence

Jason Lee, Detroit Area Pre-Engineering Program, Rigorous K-12 supports for college success

Other Presenters

Panel Moderator, Karina Chavez, Executive Director, Pittsburgh Council of Higher Education

Welcome by Saleem Ghubril, Executive Director, The Pittsburgh Promise

Six (6) continuing education credits are also offered, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. Read more on the program here.

Registration and Logistics

Space is limited. Registration is $149 but financial aid awards may be available: please see the registration page to apply. Contact Marita Johnson at 412-624-7382 or maj135@pitt.edu with any questions.  

Parking is available in the garage at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial at Fifth Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard. University hotel rates at walking distance hotels are available.

We hope you will be able to join us for this critically important discussion on the sensitive topic of race with your higher education colleagues and peers: we look forward to seeing you on July 12!  


Please contact Marita Johnson at 412-624-7382 or maj135@pitt.edu with any questions. 

Location Information

Location: 2017 Cathedral of Learning