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Diversity Seminar Set for Nov. 3

East Carolina University’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Community Relations will sponsor an educational seminar on equity, diversity and inclusion from 1 to 5 p.m., Nov. 3 in Mendenhall Student Center.

“Bridging the Gap between Diversity and Inclusion in the Academic Workplace – Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Workforce at ECU” will feature Edna Chun, vice president for Human Resources and Equity at Broward Community College, and co-author of “Are the Walls Really Down? Behavioral and Organizational Barriers to Faculty and Staff Diversity.” Panelists will include David Siegel (Adult and Counselor Education) and Marianna Walker (Communication Sciences and Disorders).

Concurrent sessions will be offered by Sonel Shropshire of The Academic Network, an academic diversity recruitment firm; and Nellie Riley of the North Carolina Office of State Personnel. Shropshire will speak on recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, while Riley will speak on recruiting and retaining a diverse staff.

The seminar will address outreach, recruitment and selection for faculty, SPA staff and EPA administrators. It is the second in an educational series. The first seminar, “Pursuing Cultural Competence to Support a Multicultural Student Body,” was held Oct. 6 and featured higher education and human rights experts.

Interested individuals may register by accessing the training link on ECU OneStop at

This story appeared originally in the Oct. 29, 2010 issue of Pieces of Eight. An archived version of that issue is available at