Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Featured Keynote Speaker

Justin Tindall, International Program Coordinator for the It Gets Better Project

Justin came to the It Gets Better Project in 2014 and has been working with youth since 2009. He began as an employment specialist helping young people in Nicaragua before serving as an educational specialist at the DREAM Project, a non-profit school in the Dominican Republic. In 2012, Justin joined Teach For America (TFA) as a bilingual teacher in a low-income elementary school in San Antonio, Texas. Justin has a Bachelor's in International Area Studies (Latin America) and a Master's of Public Health (MPH) in Global Health Promotion from Brigham Young University. Both degrees had emphases on nonprofit international development and policy.    

Monday, April 6, 2015

Conference Updates

Hello! We are three weeks away from CSUSB's first Q-Summit. Just a quick note that due to an unfortunate circumstances, Ted Farley will not be able to speak. Justin Tindall from the organization will be taking his place.

Next, please note that the event will be taking place in the Santos Manuel Student Union. Please park in lot D. There will be signs and people to assist you with finding the location.

Lastly, the program schedule will be up this week.

Thanks and can't wait to see you there!

Friday, February 6, 2015

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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sumun Pendakur

Sumun Pendakur, Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity at Harvey Mudd College.

Dr. Sumun L. Pendakur is the associate dean for institutional diversity at Harvey Mudd College. In her role, Dean Sumi leads the Office of Institutional Diversity, a multifaceted social justice education center. She and her team are responsible for campus-based cross-cultural educational programming. She also co-directs the Summer Institute, an academic affairs and student affairs collaborative four-week summer immersion program (academic exposure and student development) for targeted admitted students. In addition, she serves as the chief diversity officer, partnering with academic affairs to focus on campus-wide efforts related to access, equity, campus climate and inclusion. In her role, she advises faculty search teams on embedding equity and diversity in all aspects of the search/selection process. She also provides diversity trainings for a variety of units and departments. In 2007, Dean Sumi won the USC LGBT Service Award for Outstanding Dedication and Commitment. In 2010, Sumi won the NASPA Gold Excellence Award in the Multicultural and Inclusion category for the creation of Project ReMiX. In 2011, she won the USC Remarkable Women Award and the USC Rossier School of Education Dissertation of the Year Award. Her dissertation was titled “The Search for Transformative Agents:  The Counter-Institutional Positioning of Faculty and Staff at an Elite University.”

In 2014, Sumi was recognized with the Outstanding Mid-Level Professional Award by the NASPA Asian Pacific Islander Knowledge Community.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Registration is Open!

Registration is now open for the inaugural Q-Summit 2015 ! Click the registration tab for more information!