Equal Opportunity and
Diversity in Higher Education
action in higher education will be the subject of a daylong symposium
at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology,
on Thursday, April 11.
symposium, Achieving Equal Opportunity and Diversity in Higher
Education, is being sponsored by the James Brister Society
and the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs
at Penn. Topics will examine issues of access and equity at Penn
as well as policies and programs that promote diversity in higher
education across the nation.
remarks will be presented by President Judith Rodin, CW'66.
Edley, Jr., Co-Director, The Civil Rights Project, Harvard University,
will be the keynote speaker at the luncheon. Other speakers will
include: Gilbert Casellas, President & CEO, Q-Linx; Raymond
Fonseca, Dean of the Penn School of Dental Medicine and former
Chair of the President's Affirmative Action Council; Theodore
Shaw, Associate Director/Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational
Fund, Inc.; Gerald Torres, Vice Provost and law professor at the
University of Texas Law School; Vincent Eng, Legal Director, National
Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium; Jeffrey F. Milem, University
of Maryland; Alma Clayton-Pedersen Association of American Colleges
& Universities; and Phoebe Leboy, professor of biochemistry
and co-chair of the Gender Equity Committee.
action has come under constant challenge in recent years with
some states, such as California, restricting or banning race from
consideration in college admissions. This event will provide an
opportunity for the Penn community to discuss and debate affirmative
action, its mission, and future almost three decades after it
first became public policy.
symposium will extend from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A reception will follow.
Students, faculty, administrators and alumni are encouraged to
attend. Registration for alumni, faculty and staff is $25; there
is no charge for students.
more information and to pre-register, call Jeannie Williams at
(215) 898-6411 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
of Affirmative Action