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Leadership in Diversity Series: Connecting the Campus and Community with Inclusive Organizations

The Leadership in Diversity Series provides a forum for campus and community members from across Columbia to share their insights for promoting an inclusive organizational environment. Participants in this series will learn about the latest opportunities and challenges facing an organization regarding diversity and inclusion.

How Do You Commit to a Culture? One Focus, One Team, One Mizzou

Mike Alden, Director of Intercollegiate Athetlics

Mike Alden

Thursday, April 10, 2014
2:30–4:30 p.m., The Fred W. Smith Forum Room (2nd Floor)
Reynolds Journalism Instituteexternal link, University of Missouri

Mike Alden has been the Athletic Director at Mizzou since July of 1998. Prior to coming to Mizzou, he held a similar post at Texas State. He also served in senior management positions at the University of New Mexico and Arizona State University.

Alden played college football at the University of Evansville and coached football at both Evansville and the University of Pennsylvania.

He has developed a focus on the three core values for intercollegiate athletics at Mizzou.

Academic Integrity
Mizzou student-athletes’ academic success has been recognized nationally and continues to be a major pride point for our institution. This success has become even more visible because these accomplishments have been reached with the highest level of class and integrity. Mizzou’s grade-point average, graduation success rate and academic progress rate are amongst the best in that nation.

Social Responsibility
Social responsibility is an integral part of Mizzou’s athletic department culture. Student-athletes and staff are passionate about serving the community as well as participating in personal and professional development opportunities. Mizzou is also leading the way in social responsibility programming through our Men for Men and Women for Women initiatives.

Competitive Intensity
In the NACDA Director’s Cup standings, which rates each Division I program on its competitive success on all sports, Mizzou has enjoyed some of its best finishes ever under Alden’s direction. Additionally, in just its second year in the Southeastern Conference, Mizzou claimed championships in both football and volleyball in 2013.

Alden is seen as a leader in University, Conference and National Initiatives and is a very visible lecturer on leadership and management skills nationally.

Past Presentations

Ann Korschgen

Ann Korschgen

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Ann Korschgen, PhD, is Vice Provost for Enrollment Management at the University of Missouri. She received her bachelor’s degree the University of Missouri, master’s degree from the University of Maine and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin. The Division of Enrollment Management is responsible for coordinating the institutional enrollment planning effort and for ensuring appropriate data is available for institutional decision-making. For 11 consecutive years, the University of Missouri has welcomed a record-breaking enrollment with large increases in ethnically diverse students.

In addition to leading strategic enrollment planning, Ann’s accomplishments include making college access a priority. She identified means, through working with the Legislative Black Caucus and the St. Louis City Schools, to begin to increase minority student enrollments at Mizzou. She also established the Office of Access Initiatives, a unit within the Division of Enrollment Management, which coordinates the University’s statewide college access strategy with an emphasis on increasing the college readiness and college-going culture around the state. Another key college access program within her Division is the Missouri College Advising Corps, which has increased college-going rates in 26 high schools in Missouri. Ann also serves as one of the Missouri campus leaders for the national Access to Success Delivery Network.

Ann values global diversity. She was instrumental in a new endeavor to enhance Mizzou’s effort to recruit the best students worldwide. In Fall 2011, she and her staff initiated an international recruitment plan that has demonstrated great promise in expanding the diversity and numbers of the international undergraduate student population.

Watch Vice Provost Korschgen's presentation here.external link Download the presentation slides here.PDF

Joan Gabel

Joan T. A. Gabel

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012
Joan T. A. Gabel, PhD is currently professor and dean of the Trulaske College of Business. Dean Gabel previously served as a DeSantis Professor and chair of the Department of Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate and Legal Studies at the Florida State University (FSU) College of Business. She also was director of International Relations for the College of Business at FSU. As a faculty member, Dean Gabel has taught legal and ethical business classes; led graduate global business seminars in Chile, Australia and Argentina; and also taught in Italy, France and Egypt. Her research interests include corporate governance and employment law issues, and she has been published in several premier scholarly journals including The American Business Law Journal and The Journal of Business Ethics.

She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Charles M. Hewitt Teaching Award, the Kay Duffy Service Award and the Bunche, Kemper and Holmes-Cardozo Awards for Excellence in Research. Her work also has been placed on the National Law Journal's "Worth Reading" list. Dean Gabel has served as editor-in-chief of the American Business Law Journal and the Journal of Legal Studies in Business. She received her bachelor's degree from Haverford College and her juris doctorate from the University of Georgia.

Watch Dean Gabel's presentation here.

Daniel Clay

Daniel Clay

Thursday, March 15, 2012
Daniel Clay, PhD is currently professor and dean of the MU College of Education and the Joanne Hunt Hook Dean's Chair in Educational Renewal. Dean Clay is a nationally recognized scholar and a fellow of the American Educational Research Association and the American Psychological Association. He authored the national award-winning book entitled Helping Schoolchildren with Chronic Health Conditions: A Practical Guide.

Watch Dean Clay's presentation here.

Robert J. Churchill

Robert J. Churchill, MD

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011
Robert J. Churchill, MD, is Hugh E. and Sarah D. Stephenson Dean and Gwilym S. Lodwick, MD, and Maria Antonia Lodwick Distinguished Professor in Radiology at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. Since becoming dean in 2009, Dr. Churchill has launched a comprehensive quality improvement effort, transformed graduate medical education, advanced biomedical and translational research, and focused on improving diversity and cultural competency.

Watch Dean Churchill's presentation here.

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