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Higher Edquity Symposium

Converging at the intersection of higher education and equity, the symposium centers postsecondary leaders and staff on creating culturally competent graduates.

Nov. 14, 2019, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
University of Kentucky Gatton Student Center

While Kentucky has made significant progress in closing achievement gaps of various student demographics, more can be done to ensure that every Kentuckian, regardless of race, age economic status or social background, has equal opportunity to the transformative benefits of higher education. CPE's first annual Higher Edquity Symposium will provide an environment for postsecondary faculty, staff students and administration to discover new strategies for improving diversity, equity and inclusion on their campuses.

Higher Edquity Matters

This year's theme, "Higher Edquity Matters," will feature keynote speakers, plenary and breakout session designed to discuss the importance of helping campus leaders produce culturally competent graduates by creating communities of belonging and engagement. Attendees will leave the symposium equipped with practical strategies and resources to use upon returning to campus.

Featured speakersTopics of interest on the agenda:

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Agenda at a Glance

Call for proposals

Proposals for the 2019 Higher EDquity Symposium are now being accepted. Those interested should fill out the proposal form at All workshops should focus on the central theme of diversity, equity and inclusion with an emphasis on cultural competence. The deadline for submitting proposals is Oct. 1, 2019.

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Last Updated 9/18/2019