The Division of Student Affairs at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation host the African American Male Initiative Consortium Conference Thursday and Friday, Feb. 19-20, 2015, at the Donaghey Student Center in Ledbetter Rooms A, B, C, and Meeting Room D.
Dr. James L. Moore III of The Ohio State University will be a featured speaker at the Fifth Annual African American Male Initiative Consortium Conference to be held at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Thursday and Friday, Feb. 19 and 20.
Moore, who will address college administrators, is the inaugural director of the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male and an associate provost in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at OSU.
His research on relationships between educational professionals and students from different socio-cultural, familial, school, and racial and ethnic backgrounds has been recognized nationally and internationally.
The opening night speaker is University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Chancellor Laurence B. Alexander who has dedicated much of his career to advancing educational opportunities for marginalized students.
The featured speaker for the faculty track is Dr. Julien C. Mirivel, UALR associate professor in the Department of Speech Communication and author of The Art of Positive Communication: Theory and Practice.
Mirivel’s presentation is titled, “Making Contact with Students: Small Actions with Big Impact.”
His research has appeared in the leading national and international communication journals, and he is also a 2011 UALR Faculty Excellence Award winner in Teaching and is a Distinguished Teaching Fellow for the Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence.
The conference is made possible in part with funding from the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation and includes tracks designed for students, administrators, and faculty. Students will engage in interactive workshops that focus on leadership, healthy choices, and student development while administrators will garner insight on how to lead their students to success.
The conference will focus on standards, benchmarks and strategies that must be in place to have effective African American male student initiatives which increase the retention and graduation rates of this population of students in higher education.
AAMICC will convene partners and supporters from across the State of Arkansas to address critical issues affecting African-American male students and review research findings and best practices.
Cost for non-UALR faculty and administrators is $75 and $25 for non-UALR students. Register online at ualr.at/aami.
Registration is free to UALR students and employees at UALR-only registration.
We look forward to seeing you, your staff, and your students.
Article courtesy of Office of Student Services Success Initiatives