Guest speaker helps campus focus on equity and diversity

(03-26-2012)

Dr. Brenda Allen of University of Colorado Denver gave a variety of presentations on the theme "Negotiating the Landscapes of Diversity in Higher Education" over three days at Adams State College. Community members joined campus representatives at her keynote on January 24.

The author of Difference Matters, Allen is an associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and professor in the University of Colorado Denver Department of Communication. Her research and teaching focus on organizational communication, diversity, group communication, and critical pedagogy.

At Adams State, she engaged participants in discussions of ways that higher education can support work toward equity and inclusion. Important factors include identifying and sharing resources, having conversations about equity, finding ways to reward equity work, and acceptance of responsibility for equity.

Funded by Title V for Hispanic Serving Institutions

By Julie Waechter