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UC Black Administrators' Council (UCBAC) Conference 2019

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Leading with Courage: A professional learning experience on the African American presence at UC

Dates: September 9–10, 2019
Location: UC Davis

The University of California Black Administrators' Council (UCBAC) will host an exciting and empowering two-day gathering of African American leaders from across UC campuses and career levels. This year's theme flows from the belief that the courage each of us needs to be an effective leader is made stronger by the wisdom of our fellow advocates for African American students, faculty and staff.


Agenda

Please note that the agenda is subject to change.

Monday, September 9
8–10 a.m.

Registration, Breakfast and Headshots

Registration and breakfast in UC Davis Conference Center, Lobby

Photography sessions in Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center, Allewelt Conference Room

10–10:25 a.m.

Special Performance

UC Davis Conference Center, Ballroom ABC

10:25–10:35 a.m.

Opening Remarks

UC Davis Conference Center, Ballroom ABC

sandra-williams-hamp.jpgSandra Williams-Hamp, Executive Director for Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement, UC Office of the President

 

Yvette GullattYvette Gullatt, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity and Engagement, UC Office of the President

 

Youlonda Copeland-MorganYoulonda Copeland-Morgan, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, UCLA

10:35–11 a.m.

Campus Welcome

UC Davis Conference Center, Ballroom ABC

Emcees: Adrienne Lawson, Director of Institutional Culture/Climate and Community Engagement, UC Davis Health

Rahim Reed, Associate Executive Vice Chancellor for Campus Community Relations, UC Davis

Chancellor Gary MaySpecial Guest: Gary S. May, Chancellor, UC Davis

11 a.m.–12 p.m.

Keynote Address: Leading and Learning with Courage in Today's Racial Climate

UC Davis Conference Center, Ballroom ABC

Professor Tyrone HowardTyrone Howard, Professor, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA

12–1:30 p.m.

Lunch, UC Student Panel and Headshots

Lunch and panel in UC Davis Conference Center, Ballroom ABC

Photography sessions in Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center, Allewelt Conference Room

Dr. Devin HortonPanel moderator: Devin Horton, Graduate Diversity Officer, STEM Disciplines, UC Davis

1:45–2:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

The State of Higher Education for Black Californians

Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center, Alpha Gamma Rho Hall

  • Jessie Ryan, Executive Vice President, Campaign for College Opportunity

Surviving BLACKademia

UC Davis Conference Center, Conference Room A

  • Raquel Rall, Assistant Professor, Higher Education, UC Riverside
  • Christopher Bayne, Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery and Chief of the Division of Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microvascular Surgery, UC Davis
  • Sabrina Strings, Assistant Professor, Sociology, UC Irvine

Generations in the Workplace

UC Davis Conference Center, Conference Room B

  • Reg Randles, Senior Organizational Development Consultant, Center for Organizational Readiness and Education (CORE), UCLA Health

Tricks of the Trade: Launching an African American Initiative on UC Campuses

Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, Community Education Room

  • Mia Settles-Tidwell, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff, Equity and Inclusion, UC Berkeley
  • Takiyah Jackson, Director, African American Student Development and Fannie Lou Hamer Black Resource Center, UC Berkeley
  • Brooke Hendrickson, Development Director, Student Experience and Diversity, UC Berkeley
  • Therese Leone, Associate Campus Counsel, UC Berkeley
3–4 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Courageous Leadership and Allies Panel Discussion

Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center, Alpha Gamma Rho Hall

  • Sonja Colbert, Executive Officer, Business and Technology, UC Davis (moderator)
  • Emily Galindo, Interim Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs, UC Davis
  • Kawami Evans, Director, Inclusion and Organizational Development, Student Affairs, UC Davis
  • Don Hunt, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Enrollment Management, UC Davis
  • Kellie Butler, Dean of Student Services, Folsom Lake College

Polished Onyx: Crafting and Sustaining Community for Black Students, Faculty and Staff

UC Davis Conference Center, Conference Room B

  • Aaron Jones, Associate Director for Black Student Success, African American Resource and Cultural Center, UC Santa Cruz
  • Shonté Thomas, Director, African American Resource and Cultural Center, UC Santa Cruz

How to Work with Executive Recruiters to Take Your Career to the Next Level

Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, Community Education Room

  • Brett Byers, Executive Vice President, The Hawkins Company
4:15–5:15 p.m.

Plenary Session: Dynamics of African American Language and Culture, and the Politics of Inclusion in Higher Education

UC Davis Conference Center, Ballroom ABC

Professor Anne Charity HudleyAnne Charity Hudley, North Hall Endowed Chair in Linguistics of African America, UC Santa Barbara

 

Student Regent-designate Jamaal MuwwakkilJamaal Muwwakkil, doctoral student in linguistics and Student Regent-designate, UC Santa Barbara

5:30–7 p.m.

Networking Reception and Headshots

Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Yocha Dehe Grand Lobby

Tuesday, September 10
8–9 a.m.

Registration, Breakfast and Headshots

Registration and breakfast in UC Davis Conference Center, Lobby

Photography sessions in Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center, Allewelt Conference Room

9–10 a.m.

Plenary Session: Bolder Horizons: Towards Racial Equity Everywhere

UC Davis Conference Center, Ballroom ABC

Dr. Vajra WatsonVajra Watson, Director, Research and Policy for Equity, UC Davis

10–10:15 a.m.

Special Performance

UC Davis Conference Center, Ballroom ABC

10:30–11:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Facing Forward: How to Leverage Alumni to Prepare Black Students for the Future

UC Davis Conference Center, Conference Room A

  • Bert Wright, Past President, UCR Black Alumni, UC Riverside
  • Jalani Bakari, Chair, Dr. Barnett and Eleanor Jean Grier Concerned Citizens Committee, UC Riverside
  • Keona Henderson, President, UCR Black Alumni Chapter, UC Riverside

Legislative Update: Insights for 2019

UC Davis Conference Center, Conference Room B

  • Tyler Aguilar, Legislative Director, State Governmental Relations, UC Office of the President
  • Kieran Flaherty, Associate Vice President and Director, State Governmental Relations, UC Office of the President

Connecting Communities to Campus: Building Trust and Increasing Access

Welcome Center, Presentation Room

  • Simone Rahotep, Director, Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement, UCLA

LinkedIn: Rock Your Profile

UC Davis Conference Center, Ballroom ABC

  • Allen Hom, Senior Customer Success Manager, LinkedIn

11:45 a.m.–1 p.m.

Lunch and Harry Le Grande Excellence in Mentorship Awards Presentation

UC Davis Conference Center, Ballroom ABC

 


Webinars

Prior to conference, the UCBAC offered a summer webinar series for all UC staff members who wish to learn about, become part of or expand their roles in African American leadership and community development at the university. All webinars were held 12–1 p.m. PDT.

July 30, 2019
Stop Blocking Your Blessings! Identifying and destroying self-limiting beliefs
Presenter: Taisha Caldwell-Harvey, Ph.D.

July 31, 2019
Leadership and Organizational Change
Presenter: Reginald A. Randles, MOL, SHRM-CP

August 7, 2019
African American Leadership Chat I
Presenter: Youlonda Copeland-Morgan, MBA

August 15, 2019
African American Leadership Chat II
Presenter: Yvette Gullatt, Ph.D.