2017 Upstate New York College Diversity Summit


April 1, 2017
9:00 a.m. — 2:30 p.m.

Onondaga Community College
4585 West Seneca Turnpike
Syracuse, NY 13215

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Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders

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Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders is the 2017 theme, dedicated to encouraging workforce development, and fostering job skills and connections. The annual summit provides an important opportunity for college students to connect with top business and community leaders.

Panelists

Alexander Marion

Alexander
Marion
Press Secretary
Office of Mayor Stephanie A. Miner

Akih-Kumgeh

Ben
Akih-Kumgeh
Assistant Professor
Syracuse University

Bertha Jacobs

Bertha
Jacobs
Social Worker
Syracuse Jewish Family Service at Menorah Park

Caeresa Richardson

Caeresa
Richardson
Outdoor Lighting Analyst – NY
National Grid

Chandice Haste Jackson

Chandice
Haste Jackson
Internship Coordinator
Human Development and Family Science, Syracuse University

Cherisse Pittman

Cherisse
Pittman
Reentry Specialist
Center for Community Alternatives

Dennis Sanabria

Dennis
Sanabria
Patient Access Supervisor
Crouse Health

Emad Rahim

El-Java
Abdul-Qadir
Director, South Side Innovation Center, Whitman School of Management
Syracuse University

Emad Rahim

Emad
Rahim
Endowed Chair for the Project Management Center of Excellence, Associate Professor and Program Director of MPM
Bellevue University

Gerardo Cummings

Gerardo
Cummings
Assistant Professor, World Languages
Onondaga Community College

Gwen Webber McLeod

Gwen
Webber-McLeod
CEO
Gwen, Inc.

Juanita Perez Williams, JD

Juanita Perez
Williams
Mayoral Candidate
City of Syracuse

Lanessa L. Owens, Esq.

Lanessa
Owens
NewStart / Reentry Program Lead
Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County

Maria Ferrara

Maria
Ferrara
Assistant to the Mayor
Office of Mayor Stephanie A. Miner

Monika Taylor

Monika
Taylor
Director Behavioral Health
Crouse Health

Patrick Saint-Tulias

Patrick
Saint-Tulias
Infrastructure Analyst
Accenture

Peter Willner

Peter
Willner
Director, Ahmad & Elizabeth El-Hindi Center for Dialogue
InterFaith Works of CNY

Rebecca Rose

Rebecca
Rose
Director, Financial Aid
Onondaga Community College

Shakevia Dean

Shakevia
Dean
Principle
Kevi’s Treats

Tanesha Cameron-Cole

Tanesha
Cameron-Cole
Program Manager, Family Support for Student Success
Coordinated Care Services, Inc.

Tatiana Parker

Tatiana
Parker
Insurance Application Specialist and Outreach Coordinator
Syracuse Community Health Center, Inc.

Timothy Moon

Timothy
Moon
Engineering LDP Asc.
Lockheed Martin

Twiggy Eure

Twiggy
Eure
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Coordinator
Crouse Health-Human Resources

Walter Dengos

Walter
Dengos
Customer & Community Jurisdictional Manager UNY
National Grid


 

Concurrent Sessions

  • Civic Engagement – Self-Advocacy/Self-Determination
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Literacy
  • Working in STEM Fields
  • Working in Politics>
  • Securing Employment in a Diverse Health-related Workforce
  • Making a Career in Social Work

 


Limited seats available. Don’t miss your chance to attend, register today!
Student — Free Non-Student — $25

 

For information about how your business can have a company booth at the summit, please contact Rita Crayton at rita.crayton@nationaldiversitycouncil.org.

***Students must be in attendance at the start of the event***

 


Our Sponsors

Onondaga Community College
Wegmans
The State University of New York
National Grid
Crouse Health
UPS
Syracuse University
SUNY Administration
Onondaga Community College Housing Development Corporation
Say Yes To Education Syracuse
SUNY Oneonta
SUNY Oswego