In Brief: ONE Conference returns, Inclusive Leadership Institute names 20 new fellows
The ONE Conference returns July 21
The ONE Conference is back.
The daylong marketing and communications conference, which last took place in 2019, is scheduled for July 21. Happening in the Student Union Memorial Center, the ONE conference aims to inspire and engage employees as well as help them build connections and skills.
"Each time we have a ONE Conference, I feel as though our work as a community gets stronger and more aligned to the University of Arizona brand," said Cindy Rupp Valdez, director of marketing technology with Campus Brand Engagement – part of University Marketing and Communications – and a member of the conference planning committee. "This is true in every facet of our work from our voice and tone to our most creative expressions and experiences."
The conference is open to all University employees, regardless of whether they work in communications or marketing. It will include a keynote presentation by entrepreneur, author, marketing expert and University alumnus Jay Baer as well as workshops, panel discussions and networking opportunities. The day will conclude with a social hour at the Student Success District. Valdez says the event's theme is "summer camp," signifying a celebration of camaraderie and coming back together after time apart.
Employees can register for the ONE Conference through June 30.
The Inclusive Leadership Institute names its fourth cohort
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion has named the fourth cohort of fellows for the annual Inclusive Leadership Institute. The program, which began in 2019, aims to engage employees throughout the University with diversity and inclusion. The new cohort will begin work in August.
"After going through this program, fellows are equipped with the knowledge and ability to infuse diversity, inclusion and equity in their classrooms, their labs or in any aspect of the work they do for the University," said Earl Lee, the office's director of training initiatives.
The program, which is open to all faculty and staff, became available to graduate students and postdocs for the first time this year. Participants attend eight two-hour workshops, participate in mentorship and coaching with a senior University leader, and complete a final project focused on the principles of inclusive excellence.
This year's fellows are:
- Fabian Alfie, Professor, Department of French and Italian Studies
- Arianna Aquino, Graduate Student, School of Dance
- Agnes Attakai, Director of Health Disparities Outreach and Prevention Education, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
- Drake Belt, Assistant Director of Aquatics and Safety Programs, Campus Recreation
- Galen Bergsten, Graduate Student, Department of Planetary Sciences
- Courtney Coffey, Research Development Associate, Research Development Services
- Alexandra Aiden Diaz, Assistant Director, Arizona's Science, Engineering, and Math Scholars
- Ana Fierro, Access Consultant, Disability Resource Center
- Borbala Gaspar, Lecturer, Department of French and Italian Studies
- Christina Hornett, Academic Advisor, College of Applied Science and Technology
- Susan Kaleita, Senior Associate Director of Development, College of Science
- Eden Kinkaid, Doctoral Student, School of Geography, Development and Environment
- Becka Lopez, Director of Early Childhood Education, Department of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies
- Ghassan Mouneimne, Associate Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
- Tarnia Newton, Assistant Clinical Professor, College of Nursing
- Karin Nolan, Assistant Professor, Fred Fox School of Music
- Clare Robinson, Associate Professor, School of Architecture
- Eva Romero, Bilingual Writer, Cooperative Extension
- Jonathan Tullis, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology
- Karla Vargas, Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Natural Resources and the Environment
You can learn more about the fellows and their projects on the Inclusive Leadership Institute webpage.