ACRED Fall 2019 Meeting Agenda

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Alumni Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity (ACRED)
Fall Meeting Agenda
November 21-23, 2019

  • Dress for the Thursday reception is casual. Dress for our Friday
    meeting is business. Dress for the football game is business casual
  • Parking for Thursday night is in the Swain lot and Morehead lot
  • Parking for Friday’s meeting is at the Friday Center
  • You will receive a separate mailing about game parking after you have sent your RSVP
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Carolina Latinx Center
Abernethy Hall, 131 South Columbia Street; Chapel Hill, NC 27514
7:00 p.m. Reception Registration
7:30 p.m. Welcome

Lucrecia Moore, ACRED Chair

7:35 p.m. A visit in the new Carolina Latinx Center

The Carolina Latinx Center supports Carolina’s Latinx communities and educates the campus and beyond through engagement, scholarship, cultural awareness and public service. We will talk with students about what having a freestanding home for the center means to them, and we will hear about plans for the future. Also, we will enjoy performances that will include Que Rico, UNC’s premiere Latin dance team, which has the mission of sharing and spreading awareness of the Latinx culture through dance and providing a welcoming and inclusive space to all those interested.

Josmell Perez, Director of the Carolina Latinx Center

Fabiola Rodriguez Ibarra, Communications Studies Major

Que Rico — UNC Latin dance team

7:50 p.m. Closing

Virginia Cardenas, ACRED Vice Chair

8:30 p.m. Event Concludes
Friday, November 22, 2019
The Friday Conference Center (A division of the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education)
100 Friday Center Drive; Chapel Hill, NC 27516; Redbud Room
8:30 a.m. Registration/Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome

Lucrecia Moore, ACRED Chair

9:15 a.m. A conversation with Interim Chancellor

Kevin M. Guskiewicz, Interim Chancellor

9:45 a.m. Getting to know some of Carolina’s newest leaders

An important part of Carolina’s success is its leadership. We have some well-accomplished administrators who have joined the University, and we thought you might like to get to know them.

Suzanne Barbour, Dean of the Graduate School

Ji-Yeon Jo, Director of the Carolina Asia Center and Associate Professor of the Department of Asian Studies

Nilda Peragallo Montano, Dean and Professor of the School of Nursing

David Perry, UNC Police Chief

Ambassador Barbara Stephenson, Vice Provost for Global Affairs

Almer Reddick, ‘92 moderator

10:30 a.m. A campaign update and impact from giving

We are moving along well with the Campaign for Carolina, but it’s not just about the numbers. Hear how the fundraising translates into impact.

Cynthia Butler, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for University Development

Susin Seow, Director of Development for Carolina Performing Arts

Eugene Lao, ’91 ACRED member

Sean Nguyen, ’21 Morehead-Cain

Aditi Adhikari, ’20 Morehead-Cain

11:00 Tar Heel Bus Tour – The Reunion

Faculty and Carolina Administrators traveled more than 1,000 miles during fall break to learn about the communities and people they serve. Their goal was to learn about the places their students call home. We are gathering some of the participants to talk about the experience. We will hear what they learned, and we will also talk about how the experience will change their work at Carolina.

Amy Locklear Hertel, the Chancellor’s Chief of Staff, moderator

Lynn Blanchard, Director of the Carolina Center for Public Service

Kauline Cipriani, Assistant Dean for Inclusive Excellence; Associate Professor, Public Health Leadership Program, Gillings School of Global Public Health (Western Route)

Shauna M. Cooper, Associate Professor/director of Diversity Initiatives, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience (Eastern Route)

Maria R. Estorino, Director, Associate University Librarian for Special Collections and Director, Wilson Library (Southeastern Route)

11:30 a.m. A look at the Minority Health Conference through the Gillings School of Global Public Health

The Annual Minority Health Conference was launched by the Minority Student Caucus in 1977 and has been conducted nearly every year since then. Major objectives are to highlight health issues of concern to people of color and to attract students interested in minority health to the School. Initially, the Conference was held in Rosenau Auditorium in the School of Public Health, but when attendance increased to up to 400 people during the 1990’s, the conference moved to the William and Ida Friday Continuing Education Center. It is now the largest and longest running student-led health conference in the country. The 40th conference takes place February 28, 2020 at the Friday Center, but we will get a preview.

Rakiah Anderson, Co-Chair, Minority Health Conference

Ishani Patel, Co-Chair, Minority Health Conference

Bria Berry, Co-Chair, Minority Health Conference, Fundraising Committee

Emily Dake, Co-Chair, Minority Health Conference, Fundraising Committee

Sara Wajda, Assistant Director of Development, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Trinnette Cooper, Coordinator for Diversity Program and Recruitment, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

12:00 p.m. Lunch with Minority Health Conference participants and UNC’s Student Body President.

12:45 p.m. Let’s meet our new Student Body President

Ashton Martin, UNC’s first American Indian student body president, campaigned for the position as an advocate for mental health, removing symbols of oppression on campus, supporting student activists and supporting underrepresented groups on campus. The Morehead-Cain Scholar is from Roxboro, NC.

Ashton B. Martin, Senior Political Science Major and Philosophy Minor

1:00 p.m. How to give without opening your checkbooks

There are many ways to structure your campaign gift, with current or deferred strategies, that do not require writing a check. Discover how Carolina’s gift planning officers work with donors to find creative ways to structure gifts while protecting loved ones and your future.

Elizabeth Ayers, Executive Director of Gift Planning

1:30 p.m. Strengthening support for faculty of color

As Carolina works to strengthen and retain its star faculty, the effort is even more critical for its diverse faculty. We will hear about ways faculty and administrators are working to support Carolina’s faculty of color.

Robert A. Blouin, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Kia Caldwell, Professor, African, African American, and Diaspora Studies; Co-facilitator, Institute for the Arts and Humanities Faculty of Color and Indigenous Faculty Group; Special Assistant to the Provost for TEAM ADVANCE

Heidi Kim, Associate Professor, English and Comparative Literature; Co-facilitator, Institute for the Arts and Humanities Faculty of Color and Indigenous Faculty Group

Sharon Holland, Townsend Luddington Distinguished Professor, American Studies; Director of Sexuality Studies; Convenor of Critical Ethnic Studies Collective

2:00 p.m. Committee Meetings/Committee Reports
3:30 p.m. Adjourn
Saturday, November 23, 2019
Kenan Stadium (Bell Tower Parking Deck – from South Road turn near the Bell Tower. The deck entrance is just past the Stone Center)
1:30 p.m. Pregame reception (Chancellor’s Box – tickets will be distributed from the tent outside of Gate 2. Parking is available in the Bell Tower Deck. Golf cart shuttles will be available for guests. Please print your parking pass and display it in your window so that it is visible to parking attendants.)
3:30 p.m. Carolina vs. Mercer