President's Annual Forum on Inclusive Excellence

The President’s Annual Forum on Inclusive Excellence

“Building awareness for diversity, not as an isolated initiative, but as a catalyst for educational excellence”

Forum goals

  1. A focus on student intellectual and social development. Academically it means offering the best possible course of study for the context in which the education is offered.
  2. A purposeful development and utilization of organizational resources to enhance student learning. Organizationally, it means establishing an environment that challenges each student to achieve academically at high levels and each member of the campus to contribute to learning and knowledge development.
  3. Attention to the cultural differences learners bring to the educational experience which enhance the enterprise.
  4. A welcoming community that engages all of its diversity in the service of student and organizational learning.

Jonathan Alger

Jonathan R. Alger

2013 speaker: Jonathan R. Alger

Jonathan R. Alger, president of James Madison University, will speak at the 2013 forum, to begin at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9.

His topic: "The Future of Diversity as a Compelling Interest in Higher Education."

As the details are completed, we will update this page, and announcements will be sent by e-mail to students, faculty and staff.

Reserve your seat now. Deadline: Sept. 4.

More about Jonathan Alger.

Previous speakers

 Samuel Betances, Ph.D. Samuel Betances, Ph.D.
“The Benefits and Values of Diversity to The University of Akron”
February 3, 2009
 Daryl G. Smith, Ph.D. Daryl G. Smith, Ph.D.
“The Imperative of Diversity for Institutional Viability: Building Capacity for a Pluralistic Society“
March 8, 2010
 William E. Kirwan, Ph.D. William E. Kirwan, Ph.D.
“Can We Achieve Our National Higher Education Goals of Access, Diversity, Affordability, and Excellence?”
March 14, 2011
 E. Gordon Gee, Ph.D. E. Gordon Gee, Ph.D.
The Unique Qualities of the Millennial Generation"
April 24, 2012

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