|NJ DIVERSITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION CONFERENCE PANEL AND WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS|
|Workshops subject to change|
|1.||Representatives of The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (NPHC) and The National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, Inc. (NALFO) Fraternities: Are we developing minority male leadership?|
Historically African American, Latino, and multi-cultural Greek fraternal organizations have national and international members at the undergraduate and graduate level of study. Fraternal relationships continue past college and are life-long. Although the founding principles of these respective organizations may vary, they were founded to promote community awareness, academic achievement, and service to the community. The panel will examine the participant organizations' local, regional, and national efforts to cultivate the leadership potential of their members in these areas and discuss why fraternities are successful in developing the academic and the professional life of Black and Latino men.
|2.||Higher Education's Role in the Retention of Black and Latino Males: Best Practices|
This workshop will focus on the broader role and specific programs of postsecondary institutions in promoting access and completion of degree programs beyond the high school level. This workshop will feature a review of institutional programs, initiatives, and strategies for improving the persistence rates and degree attainment rates of Black and Latino males in postsecondary education.
Dr. Chris Catchings
|3.||An Investment of Black and Latino Youth|
The notion of capital investment is a cornerstone for economic development and prosperity. The investment in human potential is sometimes an underutilized and undervalued concept in our society. Considering the challenges faced by Black and Latino youth, strategic and focused investments are needed to support and to promote their personal, economic, and academic achievement. The panelists will explore and discuss proven mechanisms for making "human capital investments" to support Black and Latino youth.
Moderator: Teri Corso, Director of Career Services, College of Saint Elizabeth
|4.||A Place at the Table: A More Inclusive Environment for All Black and Latino Males|
The portrayal of Black and Latino males in the media is often a very negative one. This view of Black and Latino males is equally disturbing when paralleled by disproportionate incarceration rates, unemployment data, and other negative indicators. This workshop will address ways to mitigate and to reverse these negative views and indicators. Presenters will present ways to facilitate increased inclusion and opportunities for Black and Latino males.
Dr. Chris Cottle
Communities of Faith and Minority Males in Higher Education
Faith-based organizations and institutions have historically played an active role in promoting social and personal development, charitable support services, and community-building. This workshop will examine specific programs and initiatives organized by faith-based communities to support minority male achievement. The presentation will focus on access, college enrollment, academic persistence and graduate education.
Rev. Edmund Leahy
Father Jim Chern
Fr. Robert Sandoz
The Success of Attracting and Retaining Minority Males in the Workforce
Workforce statistics over the decades have consistently revealed disparate employment rates for minority males in comparison to majority male populations. There are various systemic and environmental factors impeding the success of minority males. This workshop will review proven methods for attracting and retaining minority males in the workplace.
Ryan I. Paley
Francisco Mercado Ebanks
|7.||Models of Inclusion for Minority Males that have Stood the Test of Time|
Participants are invited to examine signature programs for men of color that have been successful in retaining Latino and Black males. Panelists will discuss program design, goals, and outcomes and strategies for institutionalizing what has been learned. Emphasis will be placed on review of these successful models for recommendations.