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NADOHE 8th Annual Conference
March 10-12, 2014 | Manchester Grand Hyatt | San Diego, CA

The Chief Diversity Officer as Strategic Catalyst: Constructing New Horizons in Higher Education

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2014 Annual Conference Keynote Speakers Announced!

Daryl G. SmithDaryl G. Smith, PhD
Senior Research Fellow and Professor Emerita of Education and Psychology at The Claremont Graduate University

Smith is the author or co-author of Diversity’s Promise for Higher Education: Making it Work, The Challenge of Diversity: Alienation or Involvement in the Academy, Achieving Faculty Diversity: Debunking The Myths, Interrupting The Usual: Successful Strategies for Hiring Diverse Faculty, Organizational Learning a Tool for Diversity and Institutional Effectiveness, Strategic Evaluation: An Imperative for the Future of Campus Diversity, Diversity Works: The emerging picture of how students benefit, Strategic Governance: Making Big Decisions Better, Taking Women Seriously: Lessons and Legacies for Educating the Majority, Studying Diversity in Higher Education: Lessons From the Field, and Diversity in Higher Education: A Work in Progress.

Mitchell J. ChangMitchell J. Chang, PhD
Professor of Higher Education and Organizational Change at the University of California, Los Angeles

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. He has over eighty publications and has served on the editorial board for several journals, including The Review of Higher Education, American Educational Research Journal, Journal of Higher Education, Higher Education Abstracts, Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, Liberal Education, Equity & Excellence, AAPI Nexus, and Amerasia. He also served as the lead editor of Compelling Interest: Examining the Evidence on Racial Dynamics in Higher Education (with D. Witt, J. Jones, & K. Hakuta, 2003: Stanford University Press). This book was cited in the U.S. Supreme Court ruling of Grutter v. Bollinger, one of two cases involving the use of race sensitive admissions practices at the University of Michigan.

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The responsibilities of the 21st Century chief diversity officer are varied, complex and rooted in addressing historical inequalities within higher education. Strategies of the past opened the door for many and required colleges and universities to address the needs of a burgeoning diverse community. Now, new and more complex challenges lie ahead. Today, achieving a more supportive and stimulating learning environment, locally and globally, requires a reexamination and recalibration of curriculum, pedagogy, programs, and leadership. Today's CDO is a strategic catalyst for this change and an essential partner, as we move towards greater access and inclusion within the 21st century landscape of higher education.

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