Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officers
Registration now open! 2023 Consortium for Senior Diversity Officers in Catholic Higher Education Conference
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Saturday, February 4, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Capital Hilton Hotel | Washington, DC (immediately before the 2023 Annual Meeting)
This Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Institute will provide a forum for senior diversity leaders to develop an equity-mindedness framework combining faith, reason, and eliminating systemic and structural barriers to access and opportunity in Catholic higher education and in the broader society. The conference is structured to be participatory and interactive, featuring keynote speakers, panels, and small group work. We will discuss Catholic Social Tradition and DEI work with a focus on justice and promising practice. Panel presentations will discuss current DEI issues leading to transformative action and will also focus on self-care for those doing our challenging work.
|8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
|9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
||Welcome, Prayer, and Conference Overview
|9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
||Session 1: BUILD Diversity Certificate Program
|10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
|10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
||Session 2: TBA
|12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
||Lunch & Business Meeting
|1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
||Session 3: Addressing LGBTQIA+ Community Needs
|2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
||Session 4: NADOHE Anti-Racism Best Practices Framework
|2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
|3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
|3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
||Report Outs and Closing Remarks
Many thanks to our 2023 Consortium for Senior Diversity Officers in Catholic Higher Education Conference Planning Committee for their assistance in planning this year's conference!
Elizabeth Ortiz, Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Equity, DePaul University, and Task Force Co-Chair
Regina Dixon-Reeves, Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, University of San Diego, and Task Force Co-Chair
Rosie Bolen, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training and Development, Mount St. Mary’s University
Krishauna Hines-Gaither, Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Justice, Mount Saint Mary’s University Los Angeles
José Perales, Director of Diversity Operations, DePaul University
Precious Porras, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Dominican University
Darryl Mace, Vice President for Mission, Diversity and Inclusion, Alvernia University
Tiffany Taylor Smith, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, University of Dayton
Check out last year's conference highlights!
2022 Consortium Conference Details & Resources
About the Consortium of Senior Diversity Officers in Catholic Higher Education
In 2015–16, over 40% of the student body population in Catholic higher education was non-white. Over the past six years, the number of white students enrolled in Catholic colleges and universities decreased by 8%, while the number of Hispanic students increased by 38%. Currently, 29 ACCU member colleges are identified as Minority-Serving Institutions, including Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Predominantly Black Institutions, and one HBCU (Historically Black College or University). An additional 17 institutions serve student body populations that are over 50% non-white.
To address these demographics, ACCU has offered a selection of events and resources to the Catholic higher education community. Most recently, it has helped coordinate the launch of a new professional association: Consortium of Senior Diversity Officers in Catholic Higher Education. Details about the group can be found here and below.
In conjunction with its 2022 Annual Meeting, ACCU will once again offer a dedicated pre-conference session for those who fulfill this vital campus role.
ACCU Members attending the NADOHE conference in March 2022.
Photo courtesy of Dr. Elizabeth Ortiz, DePaul University
To provide a forum for diversity professionals and university leaders to develop an equity- mindedness framework combining faith, reason, and eliminating systemic and structural barriers to access and opportunity in Catholic higher education and in the broader society.