Colorado State University Presents Third Annual Diversity Summit on Â??cultural Consciousness’ April 3-4

Colorado State University’s Diversity Coordinating Council presents the third annual Diversity Summit, "Cultural Consciousness: Collaboration and Commitment," April 3-4 on campus.

Keynote speaker for the event is Frances Kendall, a consultant and facilitator who specializes in issues of diversity and privilege. Kendall’s presentation, called "Partnering with White People in the Work of Diversity," will be held in the Johnson Hall Theatre from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. April 3 with a break in the program from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Lunch is not provided.) Topics include challenges and possible strategies for students, staff and faculty to deal with the changing world; how universities can help prepare students for the global marketplace; and preparing faculty and staff to interact with an increasingly diverse community.

On April 4, Alan Tucker, vice provost for Faculty Affairs and chairman of the Diversity Coordinating Council, will welcome participants at 8:30 a.m. and Albert C. Yates, president of Colorado State, will provide the summit’s opening remarks at 8:45 a.m. in the North Ballroom of the Lory Student Center. Morning breakout sessions include "Social Justice Issues on Campus," "Changing Organizations for Institutional Growth and Enhancement," "Diversity Curriculum Initiatives" and "Advancing Diversity: The Supervisor/Administrator’s Role." People who may need help re-energizing and refocusing their diversity endeavors may attend the "Energizing the Choir" interactive workshop in the North Ballroom.

The university’s vice presidents will participate in a dialog with summit participants about diversity efforts and initiatives in their areas during the afternoon from 4-4:50 p.m. on April 4. The summit will conclude with closing remarks by Tucker at 4:50 p.m. in the North Ballroom.

The Diversity Summit is sponsored by the Diversity Coordinating Council, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, the Diversity Committee at Front Range Community College and by a grant from the Lory Student Center Diversity Grants Program.

For more information and to RSVP, visit the Web at or call the Provost’s Office at 491-4965.