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Diversity Symposium

8th Annual Rawls Diversity Symposium featuring Air Force General CQ Brown, Jr.

Rawls College will host its eighth annual Rawls Diversity Symposium on November 9-11, 2022. The three-day event will feature special events highlighting diversity, equity and inclusion resources and insights. Texas Tech University community members are encouraged to attend all symposium events.

Wednesday, November 9

DEI Resource Fair + Bingo

2:00 – 4:00 PM | Rawls College Fireplace Room

Learn about the diversity, equity & inclusion resources available through Texas Tech and Rawls College, while playing Bingo! You could prizes including AirPods, a Bose speaker, gift cards or Rawls merch.

Sponsored By: Madera Companies

Thursday, November 10

How Does DEI Work at Work?

11:30 AM – 1:15 PM | Rawls College NW 112

Join college leadership and representatives from ConocoPhillips, EY, Fidelity Investments, Madera Companies and PwC for a free lunch and interactive conversation highlighting the unique ways diversity, equity and inclusion impact professional settings.

Sponsored By: PwC


Employer Meet & Greet

2:00 – 4:00 PM | Rawls College McCoy Atrium

Network with top employers committed to building more diverse, equitable and inclusive work environments.

Research Presentations

3:00 – 5:00 PM | Rawls College Fireplace Room, 115

Discover how Rawls College faculty and undergraduate students are examining diversity, equity and inclusion within their research projects.

Featured Research: Consumer's Perceptions of Healthcare Affordability in Texas

Presented by

Deidre Popovich, PhD

Associate Professor of Marketing

Rawls College

Kelli Frias, PhD

Assistant Professor of Marketing

American University

Sponsored by

Friday, November 11

An Exclusive Conversation with Air Force General CQ Brown, Jr. and Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec

3:00 – 4:00 PM, TTU Student Union Building, Allen Theater

In 2020, General CQ Brown, Jr., Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, made history by becoming the first black chief of a military service branch and the first black officer to sit on the Joint Chiefs Staff. A distinguished graduate of Texas Tech University's Air Force ROTC program and the Whitacre College of Engineering, we are proud to welcome him back to his alma mater as part of this year's Rawls Diversity Symposium. 

Celebrate Veterans Day and gain leadership insights from Gen. Brown as he shares his story during an exclusive conversation with President Schovanec. This event is free and open to the entire Lubbock community.