NAACP Summit Agenda

Tentative Schedule

WV NAACP Higher Education Summit IV
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Memorial Student Center – Don Morris Room


7:30 a.m.                                 Coffee set-up

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.             Registration

9:00 a.m.                                 Welcome and Introductions:

Moderator: David M. Fryson, Esq., Senior Advisor for Diversity and Community Outreach for the Office of the President, West Virginia University

Dr. Kelli Johnson, Librarian, Co-Director of the President’s Commission on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion, Marshall University

Dr. Timothy Melvin, Co-Director of the President’s Commission on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion, Marshall University

President Owens Brown, WV NAACP, Conference of Branches

9:25 a.m.                                 Board of Governors’ Influence in Higher Education:

Panelists: James Griffin, Retired Union Carbide Administration, Former Chair, Fairmont State University Board of Governors, Former Chair, Pierpont Community and Technical College and President, NAACP, Harrison County

Dr. Taylor Perry, Retired Director Pupil Services, Berkeley County Board of Education, Former Advisory Board Member, Shephard University, Current Member of the Board of Governors, Blueridge Community and Technical College, Second Vice President, West Virginia Conference of Branches and Former President, Martinsburg-Berkeley Branch

William Smith, Retired Superintendent of Schools, Cabell County, Former Member of the Board of Governors, Marshall University

Joseph Williams, CEO, Basic Supply Company, Former Mayor, City of Huntington, WV, and Former Member of the Board of Governors, Marshall University

Diane Lewis, President and CEO, Action Facilities Management, Inc. and Former Member of the Board of Governors, West Virginia University

Jada Hunter, Retired High School Principal, Board of Education Mingo County, and Former Member of the Board of Governors, Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College

Dr. Veronique Walker, Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Berkeley County and Former Member of the Board of Governors, Shepherd University

Ron L. Tucker, Esq Former Member of the Board of Governors, Fairmont State University

Dr. Anthony Jenkins, West Virginia State University

Coordinators:

James Griffin

Dr. Taylor Perry

Doris Griffin, Retired Assistant Administrator, Veteran Administrator Hospital, Former Member of the Board of Governors, Shepherd University, Former Member of the Board of Education, Berkeley County and Former President, NAACP, Berkeley County

10:20 a.m.                              Break

10:30 a.m.                              Presidents’ / Provosts’ Power in Higher Education:

Panelists: Dr. Jerome Gilbert, President, Marshall University

Dr. Marsha V. Krotseng, President, Bluefield State College

Dr. L. Marshall Washington, President, New River Community and Technical College

Dr. Johnny Moore, President, Pierpont Community and Technical College

Coordinators: Cora Pyles, Executive Assistant to the President, Marshall University

12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.           Lunch Panel (Lunch Provided)
What must be done to increase recruiting, hiring, retention, graduation and promotion in Higher Education for faculty, staff, administrators, students, Board of Governors? Response and call to action

Panelists: Debbie L. Robinson, Health Science Coordinator, West Virginia University and President, NAACP, Monongalia County

Darryl Clausell, Workforce Program Manager and Coordinator for Continuing and Community Education, West Virginia Northern Community College and First Vice-President, WV NAACP Conference of Branches, Ohio County

Dr. Geoffrey Cousins, M.D. Cardiothoracic Surgeon, St. Mary’s Hospital, Pioneering Robotic Assistance

Dr. Cynthia Jones, Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, Marshall University

Dr. Shelvy L. Campbell, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University

Dr. Sonya Armstrong, Mathematics and Computer Science, West Virginia State University

Coordinators: Professor Philip W. Carter, Social Work, Marshall University, Chair, WV NAACP Higher Education Committee and Past President NAACP, Cabell County

Professor Oree Banks, West Virginia State University, Chair, WV NAACP, Conference of Branches, Public Education Committee and Advisor, West Virginia State University, Student NAACP Branch

Betty Spencer, Retired School Principal, Kanawha County, Member, Board of Education, Kanawha County

Sylvia Ridgeway, Retired Teacher, Board of Education, Cabell County, Former President, WV NAACP, Conference of Branches, Cabell County and President, NAACP, Cabell County

George Rutherford, Retired Department of Interior Federal Government and Former Vice-President, WV NAACP Conference of Branches and President, NAACP, Jefferson County

Debra Walker-Hart, MS, H.R.M, Director of Equity Programs and Coordinator Title IX, Marshall University and Former First Vice-President NAACP, Charleston, WV, Former Coordinator NAACP ACT-SO, Charleston, WV

2:30                                 END