October 11, 2021

State of Diversity forum slated for Oct. 28

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The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host its third-annual State of Diversity forum from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 28, and registration is now open.

This year’s event will be offered in a hybrid format. The in-person experience will be limited to 100 individuals while the live streaming will be made available to all registrants prior to the event. Individuals invited to participate in the in-person experience will be notified the week of the event.

This State of Diversity will provide the campus community with critical diversity updates, highlight the achievements and successes of inclusive excellence at Nebraska, and feature a panel of nationally-recognized diversity experts and leaders.

Since 2019, this event has provided historical and key data points, reporting, and measure our institutional progress towards inclusive excellence.

The 2021 panel discussion on diversity will be given by:

Allison Davis-White Eyes

Allison Davis-White Eyes
Allison Davis-White Eyes is the vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion and associate faculty at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California. She has more than 30 years of higher education experience that includes: admissions, academic advising, international education, and indigenous sovereignty.
Antonio Farias

Antonio Farias
Antonio Farias is the vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion at the University of Colorado, Denver. Faras was previously vice president for equity and inclusion at Wesleyan University and, before that, the inaugural chief diversity officer for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
Amer F. Ahmed

Amer F. Ahmed currently serves as vice provost for diversity, equity and inclusion and faculty in the Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration program in the College of Education and Social Services at University of Vermont. He also has keynoted prominent conferences including the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education, White Privilege Conference, and the Society for Intercultural Education conference.
Georgina Dodge

Georgina Dodge
Georgina Dodge has served the vice president for diversity and inclusion at the University of Maryland since 2019. Dodge was the previous chief diversity officer and associate vice president and Title IX Coordinator at the University of Iowa for seven years, then relocated to Bucknell University in central Pennsylvania as chief diversity officer and associate provost.

More information on the event and the panelists can be found on the 2021 State of Diversity website. Inquiries can be submitted to diversity@unl.edu.