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7th Annual Diversity & Inclusion Symposium

Creating an Inclusive Community: Actions Speak Louder than Words

Join the Office of Diversity & Inclusion for the 7th Annual Diversity & Inclusion Symposium, Creating an Inclusive Community; Actions Speak Louder than Wordson Thursday, November 3, 2022 at the School of Education Professional Development Center. 

Our Keynote speakers will be Dr. Daryl G. Smith and Junior Peña. The day will also consist of a light breakfast, lunch and enriching workshops. 

Registration closes on October 26th. 


Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00am - 9:15am


President Katherine Rowe, Dr. Fanchon Glover, Chief Diversity Officer and Thomas Alexander, Deputy Chief Diversity Officer 

Keynote Speaker (Virtual)


  dr-smith-pic-2.jpg   Dr. Daryl Smith (pdf)

Daryl G. Smith is Senior Research Fellow and Professor Emerita of Education and Psychology at Claremont Graduate University. She is the author of Diversity’s Promise for Higher Education: Making it Work (3rd ed)
Concurrent Sessions I
10:45am - 11:45am
  • Uncapping Your Potential: The Power of Diversity
  • Beyond Black & White: An Introduction to the Williamsburg Bray School (1760-1774)
  • Proud & Thriving?: Creating affirming and supportive environments for LGBTQIA+ students
  • Resilience in the Face of 3 Pandemics

Keynote Speaker


  j.-pena---fsu-headshot.jpg   Junior Peña (pdf)


Junior Peña currently serves as the Director for Student Diversity, Equity, and Belonging Programs at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts.

Concurrent Sessions II
1:30pm - 2:30pm

  • What's the Word? Exploring Hispanic, LatinX, and Everything in Between
  • The End of Affirmative Action in Higher Education?
  • Campus Belonging and Mental Health Implications for Supporting Religiously and Spiritually Diverse Students

2:45pm – 3:00pm

 The 7th Annual D&I Symposium is made possible by a generous gift from Ernst & Young.