Students of Color Leadership Summit Offers Interaction With Executives

The Center for Service and Leadership invites participants to the Students of Color Leadership Summit for the opportunity to connect and network while attending workshops on social justice.

Purpose

The purpose of the Leadership Summit is to assemble university students from all backgrounds to engage in meaningful personal and professional development while addressing issues that affect students of color.

Dr. G. Christine Taylor, vice president and associate provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

General Information

  • Date:  Friday, Feb. 2
  • Time:  9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Location:  Ferguson Student Center Ballroom
  • Registration:  leadandserve.sa.ua.edu before Jan. 31

Presenters

Workshop presenter: Dr. G. Christine Taylor, vice president and associate provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Keynote speakers:  Julia Sosa, prenatal coordinator at Maude Whatley Health Center and retired Alabama Department of Public Health minority health director; and Yone Dewberry, chief supply chain officer for Land O’Lakes

Featured speakers for Being a Person of Color in the STEM Field panel: Executives from Honeywell, PepsiCo and Regions Bank

“It is the job of every student at the Capstone to be a part of creating the campus we want to see. I look forward to meeting you all and hearing your thoughts. After the summit, we will continue working to make UA a more diverse and inclusive campus.”

Amber Scales, director of diversity, equity and inclusion for the UA Student Government Association

Partnering Organizations

  • Black Faculty and Staff Association
  • Blackburn Institute
  • Career Center
  • Division of Student Life
  • Ferguson Student Center
  • National PanHellenic Council
  • Regions Bank
  • University Programs

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.