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2016-2017 Schedule

Meeting the Needs of Diverse Students - Veterans, Non-Traditional Students and International Undergraduates

September 15, 2016 | 10:30-11:45AM | Big XII Room, Kansas Union


  • April Blackmon Strange, Director Student Veteran Center
  • Charles Olcese, Director International Student Services
  • Aaron Quisenberry, Senior Associate Director Student Involvement & Leadership Center

Student Activism and Campus Climate 

October 12, 2016 | 10:30 - 11:45AM | Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union


  • Dr. Shawn Alexander, Associate Professor, Director of Langston Huges Center, African and African American Studies
  • Dr. Tammara Durham, Vice Provost for Student Affairs

First Amendment and Speech on Campus

November 3, 2016 |  10:30 - 11:45AM | Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union

Presenter: Dr. Lee Bird, Vice President for Student Affairs at Oklahoma State University

Assessment: Myths, Tips, & Real Life Examples

January 25, 2017 | 10:30 - 11:45AM | Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union

Keynote Presenters:

  • Dr. Kevin Joseph, Director Student Affairs Assessment
  • Dr. Cynthia Goudeau, Director Undergraduate Studies Assessment

Assessment Showcase Panel Presenters:

  • Aramis Watson, KU Student Housing
  • Kelsey Fortin, Watkins Health Services
  • Lance Watson, Student Conduct & Community Standards
  • JJ O'Toole-Curran, KU Memorial Union
  • Jen Brockman, Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center

Student Affairs online: Are 140 characters enough?

February 22, 2017 | 10:30 - 11:45AM | The Jay, Kansas Union

Presenter: Mauricio Gomez Montoya, Associate Director for Academic Enrichment Programs in the Office of Multicultural Affairs

Civic Engagement as Student Affairs Professionals

March 30, 2017 | 10:30 - 11:45AM | Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union


  • Jennifer Alderdice, Former KU Alumni Association
  • Debbi Johanning, KU Alumni Association
  • Derek Kwan, Lied Center of Kansas
  • Jamie Shew, Douglas County Clerk

The Legislative Process and KU's Role

April 20, 2017 | 10:30 - 11:45AM | Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union

  • Kelly Reynolds, Director of State Relations - Office of Public Affairs

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