Chief Diversity Officers Institute

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Chief Diversity Officers Institute
Making a Path to the Top: Preparing CDOs to Become CEOs

CoopLew, the company leading the next paradigm for transformative diversity leadership, in partnership with Academic Search and with the support of the  Association for Public and Land Grant Universities, is launching its Chief Diversity Officers Institute on December  4-6, 2018 in the nation's capital, Washington, DC.
 
This unique professional development opportunity is designed to address various philosophical and practical considerations within the academy that are significant, and in some ways specific, to chief diversity officers who are interested in establishing themselves as viable candidates to become presidents and chancellors at colleges and universities.

The institute is designed to provide:

  • personal interaction with individuals who have successfully transitioned from a position as chief diversity officer to chief executive officer of an academic institution

  • up-to-the-minute "big-picture" presentations on important national higher education issues by representatives of major higher education organizations, including the American Council on Education, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and the National Association of College and University Attorneys

  • information and insights from one of America's premier higher education search firms regarding preparation and presentation for searches for senior level positions

  • perspectives from current and former academic CEOs about preparing for and carrying out the responsibilities of higher education leadership

  • connection to a peer support group of colleagues with similar aspirations and interests

Featured keynote speakers will include Nancy "Rusty" Barcelo, former president at Northern New Mexico College and former CDO at the University of Washington and the University of Minnesota, and Juan Munoz, president at the University of Houston-Downtown and former CDO at Texas Tech University.  In addition, other current and former CEOs will share their insights and perspectives with the participants to help them develop thoughtful consideration to steps they can take to move into top level academic administration positions. 

The institute is carefully designed to energize and help prepare the CDOs in attendance to become part of the next generation of academic leaders.

Keynote Speakers 

 Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, President of UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) since 1992, is a consultant on science and math education to national agencies, universities, and school systems. He was named by President Obama to chair the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. He also chaired the National Academies’ committee that produced the report,  Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads  (2011). His 2013 TED talk highlights the “ Four Pillars of College Success in Science .”  Named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by  TIME  (2012) and one of America’s Best Leaders by  U.S. News & World Report  (2008), he also received TIAA-CREF’s  Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence  (2011), the Carnegie Corporation’s  Academic Leadership Award  (2011), and the  Heinz Award  (2012) for contributions to improving the “Human Condition.” UMBC has been recognized as a model for inclusive excellence by such publications as  U.S. News,  which the past eight years has recognized UMBC as a national leader in academic innovation and undergraduate teaching. Dr. Hrabowski’s most recent book,  Holding Fast to Dreams: Empowering Youth from the Civil Rights Crusade to STEM Achievement , describes the events and experiences that played a central role in his development as an educator and leader.

Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, President of UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) since 1992, is a consultant on science and math education to national agencies, universities, and school systems. He was named by President Obama to chair the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. He also chaired the National Academies’ committee that produced the report, Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads (2011). His 2013 TED talk highlights the “Four Pillars of College Success in Science.”

Named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME (2012) and one of America’s Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report (2008), he also received TIAA-CREF’s Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence (2011), the Carnegie Corporation’s Academic Leadership Award (2011), and the Heinz Award (2012) for contributions to improving the “Human Condition.” UMBC has been recognized as a model for inclusive excellence by such publications as U.S. News, which the past eight years has recognized UMBC as a national leader in academic innovation and undergraduate teaching. Dr. Hrabowski’s most recent book, Holding Fast to Dreams: Empowering Youth from the Civil Rights Crusade to STEM Achievement, describes the events and experiences that played a central role in his development as an educator and leader.

  Dr. Nancy "Rusty" Barcelo   Dr. Nancy “Rusty” Barceló served as President of Northern New Mexico College from July 2010 to December 2015.  Barceló is also a professor with extensive teaching experience in Northern’s College of Education. Prior to her appointment as President of Northern, Barceló served as founding Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota.  Known nationally for her diversity work in higher education, she brings a 30-year career at the university level to Northern. She oversaw the College as it continued its transition to a quality four-year institution that remains committed to providing associate degrees and certificates.  Barceló received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from Chico State College, her Master of Arts degree in Recreational Education from the University of Iowa, and her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Iowa.

Dr. Nancy "Rusty" Barcelo

Dr. Nancy “Rusty” Barceló served as President of Northern New Mexico College from July 2010 to December 2015.

Barceló is also a professor with extensive teaching experience in Northern’s College of Education. Prior to her appointment as President of Northern, Barceló served as founding Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota.

Known nationally for her diversity work in higher education, she brings a 30-year career at the university level to Northern. She oversaw the College as it continued its transition to a quality four-year institution that remains committed to providing associate degrees and certificates.

Barceló received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from Chico State College, her Master of Arts degree in Recreational Education from the University of Iowa, and her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Iowa.

  Dr. Juan Munoz   Dr. Juan Sanchez Muñoz was appointed as the president of the University of Houston-Downtown on Feb. 23, 2017. During his first year at UHD, Dr. Muñoz kicked off a major capital campaign; led the institution’s recovery efforts during Hurricane Harvey; and presided over six commencement ceremonies with nearly 3,000 graduates.  Prior to arriving at UHD, Dr. Muñoz previously served as Texas Tech University’s (TTU) vice provost for undergraduate education and student affairs, and senior vice president for institutional diversity, equity and community engagement.  Muñoz was awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy at the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to his career in higher education, Muñoz was a secondary school teacher and also served as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. Muñoz is married to Dr. Zenaida Aguirre-Muñoz, and the couple has three sons, Joaquin Diego Muñoz, Cruz Santos Muñoz and Juan Amado Muñoz.

Dr. Juan Munoz

Dr. Juan Sanchez Muñoz was appointed as the president of the University of Houston-Downtown on Feb. 23, 2017. During his first year at UHD, Dr. Muñoz kicked off a major capital campaign; led the institution’s recovery efforts during Hurricane Harvey; and presided over six commencement ceremonies with nearly 3,000 graduates.

Prior to arriving at UHD, Dr. Muñoz previously served as Texas Tech University’s (TTU) vice provost for undergraduate education and student affairs, and senior vice president for institutional diversity, equity and community engagement.

Muñoz was awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy at the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to his career in higher education, Muñoz was a secondary school teacher and also served as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. Muñoz is married to Dr. Zenaida Aguirre-Muñoz, and the couple has three sons, Joaquin Diego Muñoz, Cruz Santos Muñoz and Juan Amado Muñoz.

Featured speakers

  • Terry Hartle, Senior Vice President for Government and Public Affairs, American Council on Education

  • Kathleen Santora, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Association of College and University Attorneys

  • Walter Bumphus, President, American Association of Community Colleges

  • Tuajuanda Jordan, President, Saint Mary's College of Maryland

  • Ricardo Fernandez, President Emeritus, Lehman College of the City University of New York

  • Barbara Johnson, Vice President for Accreditation Relations, The Higher Learning Commission

  • Rob Henry, Vice President of Education, Council for Advancement and Support of Higher Education

  • Lorelle Espinosa, Vice President for Research, American Council on Education

  • Charlie Nelms, Former Chancellor, North Carolina Central University and Former President, University of Michigan-Flint, and Indiana University-East


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Dyad registration feature: Because we recognize the importance of CDOs having someone with similar experiences and interest who they can communicate with and confide in, we offer a dyad registration feature where two participants can register at the same time with a price reduction of $500 each off the standard registration fee. If you are interested in this feature please contact Dr. William T. Lewis at william@cooplew.com

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APLU Headquarters

1307 New York Avenue, NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005-4722
Phone: 202.478.6040
Fax: 202.478.6046
E-mail: info@aplu.org

 

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