Date and Venue: Friday, October 21, 2016. Iowa Events Center, Des Moines, Iowa.
Expert panels combined with bring-it-home roundtable exercises after each session plus a student panel sharing on the importance of role models.
- 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).
*This event agenda is in progress, and will be updated as speakers are confirmed. Please check back with us often!
Welcome remarks from the Ph.D. Project Committee on Hispanic Excellence in Business – José Antonio Rosa, Professor and Dean’s Fellow in Marketing, ISU
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
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
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
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.
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
Session 4 – Iowa Leadership on Building on Diversity
The Honorable Kim Reynolds, Lieutenant Governor of Iowa
The Honorable Terry Branstad, Governor of Iowa
Next Steps and Dismissal – José Antonio Rosa
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