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Business School DEI Collaborative 2023 Conference

A community of business schools working to advance diversity, equity, & inclusion in higher education

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March 8-10, 2023

About the Conference

Strengthen toolkits, connect with champions, and leave rejuvenated to do the hard work

Since 2018, our annual conference has welcomed higher education's business schools and organizations for talks, actionable insights and stories from some of the brightest minds in the DEI space.

Speakers

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Dr. E. LaBrent Chrite
President
Bentley Univers
ity

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Alyson Gallaher
Chief Community Engagement Officer
United Way of Greater Knoxville

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Brewton Couch
Chief Strategy Officer
United Way of Greater Knoxville

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Dr. Lerzan Aksoy
Dean
Fordham University,
Gabelli School of Business

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Dr. McRae C. Banks
Dean
University of North Carolina Greensboro, Bryan School of Business

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Dr. Janet A. Lenaghan
Dean
Hofstra University,
Frank G. Zarb School of Business

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Rosite Delgaldo
Director
Office of Equity and Inclusion
University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

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Dr. Ian O. Williamson
Dean
University of California - Irvine,
Paul Merage School of Business

Dr. Lauren Cunningham

Keith Stanga Professor of Accounting and Cherly Massingale Faculty

Research Fellow
University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Haslam College of Business,

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Dr. Anthony Wise
President
Pellissippi State Community College

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Dr. Sonja Wiley
Associate Professor and Diversity Advisor
Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship and Information Systems, Louisiana State University

Tanisha Baker
Director Equity and Inclusion Analyst,
Knoxville Utilities Board

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Dr. Ashley King

Lecturer

Accounting and Information Management

University of Tennessee-Knoxville,

Haslam College of Business

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Blane Ruschak
President
PhD Project

Dr. Stephanie Bryant
Executive Vice President and Global Chief Accreditation Officer,
AACSB

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Jeremy Cook

Senior Vice President,

Head of Diversity and Inclusion,

East Tennessee Region

Pinnacle Financial Partners

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Renee Kesler
Executive Director
Beck Cultural Exchange Center

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Matt Ryerson
Chief Executive Officer
United Way of Greater Knoxville

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Dr. Janelle Coleman

Executive Director for Diversity and Engagement,

University of Tennessee-Knoxville

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Dr. Javiette Samuel

Associate Vice Chancellor and Director of Community Engagement & Outreach,

University of Tennessee-Knoxville

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Tammy White
President and Chief Executive Officer
Leadership Knoxville

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Dr. Stephen Mangum
Dean

University of Tennessee-Knoxville,
Haslam College of Business

Tyvi Small
Vice Chancellor
Division of Diversity and Engagement,
University of Tennessee-Knoxville

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Robert Loggins
Human Resource Manager
Bush Brothers & Company

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Ashleigh Christian
Director of Investor Development, Knoxville Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Lamar Bryant
Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives
University of Tennessee-Knoxville

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Dr. Hettie A. Richardson
Interim Dean
Neely School of Business,
Texas Christian University

Speakers
Sponsors

Sponsors

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Schedule

Wednesday, March 8

3:00 – 5:00 pm

Registration - Hilton Knoxville

501 W. Church Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902

4:00 – 5:30 pm

University of Tennessee - Knoxville Campus Tour

Student Union - 1502 Cumberland Avenue, Knoxville, TN

*Comfortable attire encouraged*

6:30 - 7:00 pm

Depart hotel for dinner (shuttle provided)

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Opening Dinner – Neyland Stadium, Tennessee Terrace

1300 Phillip Fulmer Way, Knoxville, TN 37916

Remarks:

  • Clarence Vaughn, BUSDEIC Annual Conference Host

  • Danielle Ammeter, BUSDEIC Chair

Community Building Exercise:

  • Alyson Gallaher, Chief Community Engagement Officer, United Way of Greater Knoxville

  • Brewton Couch, Chief Strategy Office, United Way of Greater Knoxville

Schedule

Accommodations

Hilton Knoxville

501 West Church Avenue

Knoxville, Tennessee 37902-2591 USA

Cumberland House Knoxville
1109 White Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee 37916

Accommodations

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