2019 Diversity Forum: Creating a Sense of Belonging


Event date: 3/26/2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Export event
2019 Diversity Forum: Creating a Sense of Belonging

For the second consecutive year, Edgewood College will host an all-campus diversity forum to celebrate our vision of becoming an inclusive model for teaching, learning and scholarship. During this time, we invite our colleagues to remove all necessary barriers that might interfere with attendance—consider closing your office (or using a skeleton crew), rearranging meetings, cancelling your class, or even better, bring your class to the Diversity Forum. 

This year’s keynote, Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, will speak on the 2019 theme of belonging.

Dr. Strayhorn is an internationally-recognized student success scholar and “a foremost authority on issues of equity and diversity.” Known for using the hashtag #DoGoodWork on social media, Strayhorn was named one of the country’s top diversity scholars by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education in 2011, one of Business First’s “Top 40 under 40,” one of the “Top 20 to Know in Education,” and became the youngest full professor in Ohio State University’s history in 2014.

Strayhorn received a bachelor’s degree (BA) from the University of Virginia (UVA), a masters degree (MEd) in educational policy from the Curry School of Education at UVA, and doctorate (PhD) in higher education from Virginia Tech. He is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in Biblical Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, several honor society’s including Phi Kappa Phi, and a proud native of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

LocationTodd Wehr Edgedome, Edgewood College