Texas Tech to Host Higher Education Diversity Panel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: February 1, 2006
CONTACT: Scott Slemmons, scott.slemmons@ttu.edu

LUBBOCK – Texas Tech University, the Office of the President, the Cross-cultural Academic Advancement Center and the College of Education Center for Diversity Leadership will sponsor an expert panel on Diversity in Higher Education.

The panel will be held at the Rawls College of Business Administration, Lecture Hall 202, from 2-3:30 p.m. Friday (Feb. 3).

Through the coordination of the Special Assistant to the President for Diversity, Dr. Juan S. Munoz, the diversity panel will advance the ongoing conversations on the campus regarding the relationship between diversity and academic excellence, the importance of enhancing the pipeline for doctorates among women and people of color and to discuss current research on the general climate of diversity and equity in higher education.

Panelists will include Mitchell J. Chang, associate professor of higher education and organizational change at the University of California Los Angeles; Charmaine P. Clowney, director of diversity and equal opportunity at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education; Octavio Villalpando, associate professor of educational leadership and policy at the University of Utah; and Damon A. Williams, assistant vice provost for multicultural and international affairs at the University of Connecticut.

CONTACT: Rosa Gallegos, senior administrator, Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-8682, or e-mail rosa.gallegos@ttu.edu.

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