Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Virtual Symposium

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Virtual Symposium

Friday, October 2, 2020
9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
View Schedule | Watch Live on Oct. 2

Purpose

The Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Symposium’s mission is to create opportunities for positive cross-racial dialogue, education and increased awareness of issues related to race and ethnicity.

Target Group:  Student, Faculty, Staff, Alumni & Community Leaders/Partners

Alumni Panelists

Dr. Walter G. Bumphus

Dr. Walter G. Bumphus

President and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges

Former Murray State Regent
Murray State Alumni

Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton

Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton

President Emeritus, Cuyahoga Community College

Former Murray State Regent
Murray State Alumni

Dr. Aileen Bumphus

Dr. Aileen Bumphus

Assistant Professor of Practice in the Educational Leadership and Policy Department, College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin

Murray State Alumni

Johnnie Green

Johnnie Green

President, CEO, Johnnie Green Foundation

Murray State Alumni

Olivia Burr

Olivia Burr

Retired Educator, Paducah City Schools

Former Murray State Regent
Murray State Alumni

Jeff Liles

Jeff Liles

Chief of Police, City of Murray

Murray State Alumni

Dr. Don Tharpe

Dr. Don Tharpe

Former COO Certified Financial Planner Board of Stands, Inc.
Former President & CEO Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Murray State Regent
Murray State Alumni

Winfred Nunn

Winfred Nunn

Retired US Treasury

Agent/IRS Retired Senior Health Physic/Health & Safety Tech, USEC, Inc.

Murray State Alumni

Leon Owens

Leon Owens

President, Swift & Staley, Inc. Paducah, KY

Murray State Regent

Murray State Alumni

Col. Henry L. "Charlie" Sanders Jr.

Col. Henry L. "Charlie" Sanders Jr.

Senior Consultant Ancilla-Inc.Retired US Army Reserve

Murray State Alumni

Dr. Kelvin King

Dr. Kelvin King

Professor of English & Communication, Lawson State Community College

Author and Activist

Schedule of Events

9:30 a.m.

The Occasion

Dr. SG Carthell, Executive Director, Multicultural Initiatives, Student Leadership & Inclusive Excellence

9:40 a.m.

Welcome

Jerry P. Rhoads, Chair, Murray State Board of Regents

9:45 a.m.

Opening Remarks, Presentation of Presidential Fellow Award and Introduction of Keynote

Dr. Robert Jackson, President, Murray State University

10:00 a.m.

Keynote Address

Dr. ThompsonDr. Aaron Thompson, President, Kentucky Council on Post Secondary Education

 

 

 

11:00 a.m.

Q&A with Dr. Thompson

11:30 a.m.

Break for lunch

1:00 p.m.

Grand Conversations on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Part 1

Grand Conversations with distinguished alumni and others who will share their wisdom and expertise on the state of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Moderator:  Dr. Alicia Carthell, Assistant Professor, Department of English and Philosophy 

Invited Alumni Panelists:

  • Dr. Walter Bumphus, President & CEO, American Association of Community Colleges*
  • Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton, President Emeritus *
  • Dr. Ken Atwater, President, Hillsborough Community College*
  • Mr. Leon Owens, President, Swift & Staley,  Inc., Murray State Regent*
  • Dr. Aileen Bumphus, Assistant Professor of Practice in the Educational Leadership and Policy Department, College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin*
  • Dr. Don Tharpe, Former COO,  Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., Murray State Regent*
  • Mr. Johnnie Green,  Johnnie Green Foundation*
  • Mr. Winfred Nunn,  Retired US Treasury Agent/IRS*
  • Ms. Olivia Burr, Retired Educator, Paducah Public Schools, Former Murray State Regent*
  • Charlie Sanders, Col. USAR Retired,  Senior Consultant, Ancilla-Inc.*
  • Chief Jeff Liles, Chief of Police, City of Murray*
  • Dr. Kelvin King, Professor of English & Communication, Lawson State Community College

* denotes Murray State Alumni

2:15 p.m.

Zoom break

2:30 p.m.

Grand Conversations on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Part 2

Grand Conversations with distinguished alumni and others who will share their wisdom and expertise on the state of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Moderator:  Dr. Alicia Carthell, Assistant Professor, Department of English and Philosophy 

Invited Alumni Panelists:

  • Dr. Walter Bumphus, President & CEO, American Association of Community Colleges*
  • Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton, President Emeritus *
  • Dr. Ken Atwater, President, Hillsborough Community College*
  • Mr. Leon Owens, President Swift & Staley,  Inc., Murray State Regent*
  • Dr. Aileen Bumphus, Assistant Professor of Practice in the Educational Leadership and Policy Department, College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin*
  • Dr. Don Tharpe, Former COO, Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., Murray State Regent*
  • Mr. Johnnie Green,  Johnnie Green Foundation*
  • Mr. Winfred Nunn,  Retired US Treasury Agent/IRS*
  • Ms. Olivia Burr, Retired Educator, Paducah Public Schools, Former Murray State Regent*
  • Charlie Sanders, Col. USAR Retired,  Senior Consultant, Ancilla-Inc.*
  • Chief Jeff Liles, Chief of Police, City of Murray*
  • Dr. Kelvin King, Professor of English & Communication, Lawson State Community College

* denotes Murray State Alumni

3:45 p.m.

DEI Symposium Next Steps and Adjournment