Venue  | Hotel | Schedule

Symposium Venue 

University of Indianapolis  
1400 East Hanna Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46227
Contact: Terri Reinhardt
Phone: 317-781-5764  


Hotel Information

Holiday Inn Express
5151 S. East St, Indianapolis, 46227
Contact: Murry DeCamp
Phone number: 317-783-5151
Website:  https://www.ihg.com

Conference Rate: conference rate of $96.00 plus 17% tax per night, for Sunday, September 10, 2018 thru Thursday, September 13, 2018.  The conference code is COOPLEW. 

Please make your reservations early.  Once the room block is sold out (often well before the reservations deadline) the discounted rate will no longer apply and rooms at the conference hotel may no longer be available. Reservations made after the room block is sold out or after the cut-off date will be based on availability at the hotel's prevailing rates. 


Tentative Schedule at a Glance


CoopLew Inaugural Chief Diversity Officers Skills-Set Symposium September 11-13, 2018

Day 1 - September 11, Budget and Finance 

10:00 am to 10:30 am - Check-In and Registration 

10:30 am to 11:00 am - Welcome, Introductions, Overview of Symposium (Dr. Coopwood, Dr. Lewis and Mr. Huddleston) 

11:00 am to 11:30 am - Overview of the Lived Experiences of Chief Diversity Officers in Higher Education (Dr. Coopwood and Dr. Lewis)

11:30 am to 1:00 pm - Lunch-Welcoming Remarks (Dr. Robert Manuel, President, University of Indianapolis)

1:00 pm to 4:30 pm - Opening Session: Finance and Budgeting(Dr. Elmira Mangum and Mr. Ron Huggins)

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Reception 

6:30 pm - Dinner 

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CoopLew Logistical Staff

Please direct your questions to:  
Pamela Coopwood
Director of Events
703-408-0403 (Text Messaging) 

Dr. William T. Lewis, Sr. 
Cell phone: 317-371-5467
Email: william@cooplew.com  


Day 2 - September 12, B&F, Fundraising 

9:00 am to 10:15 am - Finance and Budgeting(Dr. Elmira Mangum and Mr. Ron Huggins)

10:20 am to 10:30 am - Break

10:30 am to 12:00 pm - Engaging Diverse Alumni (Mrs. Terri Hill)

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lunch  

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Strategic Diversity Fundraising (Dr. Tyrone Freeman)

4:00 pm-5:00 pm  - Recap of the Day (Dr. Coopwood and Dr. Lewis)

5:00 pm - Adjourn 

6:00 pm - Dinner and Social

Day 3 - September 13, Fundraising 

9:00am to 9:30 am - Check-In

9:30 am to 10:30 am - Developing Your Strategic Diversity Fundraising Case Statement (Dr. William Lewis)

10:45 am to 11:00 am - Break

11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Aspirational Case Study:  University of Indianapolis(Mr. Sean Huddleston) 

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Lunch

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm - Evaluation/Closing Announcements (Dr. Coopwood and Dr. Lewis)

3:00 pm - Adjourn

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