25 th Annual Leadership Symposium
CHALLENGES IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Closing the Achievement Gaps: With a Focus on Identity
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
9:00 am to 11:30 am (EDT)
The Leadership Symposium is a unique forum designed to engage higher education leaders and other national experts in a panel presentation on a topic strategic to our collective missions. The Symposium is co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and the School of Social Welfare. Through this partnership, the Symposium has become part of the Student Affairs Professional Development series and has been a featured offering of Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare’s pioneering specialization, Social work in Higher Education: Student-Community Development. This one-of-kind graduate social work specialization prepares new professionals for work in higher education. It partners with student affairs professionals to train social work students to address issues currently facing national student populations.
Dr. Bridget Turner Kelly, Associate Professor of Student Affairs at the University of Maryland. Dr. Kelly’s scholarship focuses on marginalized populations in higher education, such as women and faculty of Color.
Dr. Kelly will be joined by Dr. Charles Robbins, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Dean of the Undergraduate Colleges; and Dr. Rick Gatteau, the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students.