Expert Panel on Diversity in Higher Education
The Diversity Panel on higher education consisted of three prominent speakers from other universities. Charmaine Clowney, J.D is the Director of Diversity and Equal Opportunity at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Clowney has worked on various aspects of equal opportunity programs, workplace diversity, and the development of affirmative action plan. Dr. Mitchell J. Chang is Associate Professor of Higher Education and Organizational Change at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Chang's research focuses on the educational efficacy of diversity-related initiatives on college campuses and how to apply those best practices toward advancing student learning and democratizing institutions. Dr. Damon A. Williams, is the Assistant Vice Provost at the University of Connecticut and is responsible for implementing and developing programs designed to increase diversity and tolerance throughout the University of Connecticut community. The Panel was open to all Texas Tech Faculty and Students. The panel members discussed their topics individually and then there was a question/answer forum.
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