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Date and Venue: Friday, October 21, 2016. Iowa Events Center, Des Moines, Iowa.

 

Agenda Highlights

 

Expert panels combined with bring-it-home roundtable exercises after each session plus a student panel sharing on the importance of role models.

 

Topic areas:

  • Policy Experts: Populations and Constituencies (workforce characteristics, economic development, political activism, urban and rural concerns, etc.)
  • Business Enterprises: Products, Services, and Employees (segmentation, positioning, technology readiness, language skills, employee priorities and motivations).
  • Higher Education: Inputs and Outputs (student characteristics and readiness, equipping a workforce, faculty and administrative needs).
  • Students and Graduates (role models, tolerance, inspiration, and doubts).

Proposed Schedule

*This event agenda is in progress, and will be updated as speakers are confirmed. Please check back with us often!

7:15-8:00

Continental Breakfast

8:00-8:10

Welcome remarks from the Ph.D. Project Committee on Hispanic Excellence in Business – José Antonio Rosa, Professor and Dean’s Fellow in Marketing, ISU

8:10-8:45

Building on Diversity in Markets, Businesses, and Higher Education.

Jonathan Wickert, Senior Vice President and Provost, Iowa State University. 

Introduction by David Spalding, College of Business Raisbeck Endowed Dean

8:45-9:00

Break

9:00-10:30

Session 1 – Policy Experts: Populations and Constituencies

 

Scott Jenkins, Director of State Policy, Lumina Foundation

Reginald Stewart, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Iowa State University

Matt Hazenbush, Research Communications Manager, Graduate Management Admissions Council

Roundtable discussion (approximately 45 minutes). 

Moderator: Rebeca Perren, CSU – San Marcos and PhD Project Committee on Hispanic Excellence

10:30-10:45

Break

10:45-12:00

Session 2 – Business Enterprises: Products, Services, and Employees

 

Speaker from Union Pacific (in progress)

Yone Dewberry, Vice President – Supply Chain, Land O’Lakes

Joe Downs, Sr. Business Manager, Union Pacific Railroad

Bernie Milano, President, KPMG Foundation

Roundtable discussion (approximately 30 minutes). 

Moderator: Dr. Rebeca Perren, CSU – San Marcos and PhD Project Committee on Hispanic Excellence

12:00-1:15

Lunch and Keynote Speaker from The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Lisette Nieves – Founder of Atrévete Latino Youth, INC, an organization focused on the educational and leadership training of young Hispanics.

1:15-2:30

Session 3 – Higher Education: Inputs and Outputs

 

Margarita Benitez, Chancellor, University of Puerto Rico (retired)

William Perry, President, Eastern Illinois University (retired)

Jerome Williams, EVC and Provost, Rutgers University-Newark

Roundtable discussion (approximately 30 minutes)

Rebeca Perren, CSU – San Marcos and PhD Project Committee on Hispanic Excellence

2:30-2:50

Session 4 – Iowa Leadership on Building on Diversity

 

The Honorable Kim Reynolds, Lieutenant Governor of Iowa

The Honorable Terry Branstad, Governor of Iowa

2:50-3:15        

Next Steps and Dismissal – José Antonio Rosa

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