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UHD to Host NASPA Webinar on the State of the African-American Professional

naspaChristopher Kaio, director of Disability Services, and Patrick Edwards, director of Student Activities, invite faculty and staff to attend a webinar on "The State of the African American Professional." This webinar will be viewed at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.12 in S-380, One Main Building. There will be a short discussion at the conclusion of the webinar. Space is limited, so please RSVP to edwardsp@uhd.edu if you plan to attend.

This webinar will explore the experience of African-American professionals across the nation. The webinar moderator will offer insights regarding emerging trends and demographic details to provide context for participants. The expert panelists will provide context based on their various institutional positions and depth of experience in navigating the American higher education system as an African-American professional. In particular, each panelist will offer reflections and words of advice for aspiring African-American professionals and share their thoughts on salient issues impacting the community. We are proud to host several pillars of the profession as our panelists. They have over 25 years of experience in higher education and have held several keys roles on their campuses and within the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).

The webinar panelists include:

- Javaune Adams-Gaston, vice president for Student Life at The Ohio State University

- Anthony Ross, vice president for Student Affairs at California State University, Los Angeles

- Bettina Shuford, associate vice-chancellor for Student Affairs at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Webinar topics include:

  • A look back: the African-American experience over the past 20 years
  • Salient issues impacting the African-American experience in higher education
  • Core competencies for personal and professional success
  • Sankofa wisdom for aspiring: new, mid-level, and senior Student Affairs Officers
  • Strengthening the African-American voice in higher education