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The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion for Successful Recruitment and Retention

9:30 am – 11:30 am
Nebraska East Union Room: Prairie Suite
1705 Arbor Dr
Lincoln NE 68503
Additional Info: NEU
Monday, September 27, 2021
East Campus Union, Prairie Suite

9:30 - 10:30 am: Seminar open to all IANR/CASNR faculty, staff, and students
10:30 - 11:30 am: Roundtable discussion with current IANR/CASNR Graduate and Professional Students, Postdoctoral Scholars

Additional Public Info:
Dr. Zelia Wiley is a native Texan who works at Kansas State University. She is an Assistant Dean for Diversity in the College of Agriculture and KSRE (K-State Research and Extension). In her current role, she provides leadership in the area of inclusion and diversity for faculty, staff and students. She is the chief diversity officer for KSRE and the College with 25+ years’ experience in the work of inclusion and diversity. She is a certified IDI Administrator, as well as the KSRE Diversity Coach. Her presentation topics include Diversity in Agriculture, Food and Natural Sciences, Micro aggressions and implicit biases, and Exploring Multicultural Views, Cultural Competency, as well as, Diversity in the Workplace. Dr. Wiley holds a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Agricultural Education, Economics and Human Resources from Prairie View A&M University (TX) and completed her Ph.D. at the Pennsylvania State University in Agriculture and Extension Education. She is a 30+ member of the National Society of MANRRS, advisor to the K-State MANRRS chapter and has charted two MANRRS chapters; (1) University of Kentucky (1996) and Kansas State University (2003). She is currently the Graduate Chapter President for Alpha kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Graduate Advisor to Kappa Pi Chapter, 2017-19 MANRRS Legend and a member of the 2019 national MANRRS conference planning team.

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