Tentative Agenda

Thursday, November 13, 2014

8:00-8:55 am–Foyer, Foster Ballroom - Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:15 am–Foster Ballroom - Welcome

Dr. Jerome Gilbert, Provost, Mississippi State University

9:15-10:00 am - Our Differences are our Strengths: Diversity 101

Speaker TBA

10:00-10:15 am–Old Main Lounge - Break & Refreshments

10:15-10:55 am - Challenges to Student Retention: Addressing Issues

Speaker TBA

11:00 am-12:15 pm - White Privilege/Luncheon

Tim Wise, Keynote Speaker

12:30 pm-1:15pm - Concurrent Session I

The Next Greatest Generation: Veterans
Panel TBA
Ken McRae, Director– Center for America’s Veterans (Moderator)

I Don’t Believe in Diversity!
Speaker TBA

Best Practices for Retaining Students from Diverse Backgrounds
Panel TBA

1:30 pm-2:15pm - Concurrent Session II

Strengthening Collaboration between Two Year and Four Year Institutions
Panel TBA

I Don’t Understand You: Communication amongst faculty, staff and students
Speaker TBA

Meeting the Needs of the LGBTQ Community
Shawnboda D. Mead, Director
University of Mississippi

2:30 pm-3:15pm - Concurrent Session III

The Fate of Institutions without Diversity
Speaker TBA

First in my family to go to college: Please help!
Speaker TBA

Accommodating Students with Disabilities: An Institutional Responsibility
Speaker: Dr. Dan Gadke, Assistant Professor
Mississippi State University

3:30-4:15 pm - Roundtable Discussion: Making the Interactive Conversation Truly Interactive

Panel TBA

5:30 pm–Foster Ballroom- Evening Mixer

Friday, November 14, 2014

9:30 am-11:00 am - Panel Discussion with Legends

11:00 am-1:00 pm - Pioneer’s Achievement Luncheon

1:00-1:30 pm - Closing Remarks/Evaluations