UTSA hosts April 20 teleconference on diversity

By Adi Pavlovic
Student Writer, College of Liberal and Fine Arts

(April 12, 2006)--The UTSA Office of Student Activities and the Office of Institutional Diversity will host a live, national teleconference, "Shattering Barriers: Transforming the College Experience for Students of Color," from noon to 2 p.m., Thursday, April 20 in Frio Street Building rooms 2.532 and 2.534) at the UTSA Downtown Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Expert panelists will address issues relating to sophomore students, campus culture and students of color, and discuss proven strategies to transform institutions into places for growth where diverse student populations can succeed.

The teleconference is produced by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition at the University of South Carolina. The panel discussion will be broadcast live to campuses across the country as part of the USC's annual teleconference series.

Audience members at the teleconference can ask the panelists questions via phone, fax or e-mail.

Panelists will include Evette Castillo, former assistant dean of students at South Dakota State University; Wynetta Lee, associate vice president of academic planning, research and graduate studies at California State University - Monterey Bay; and Laura Rendon, professor and chair of the Department of Education Leadership and Policy Studies at Iowa State University.

For planning purposes, reserve a seat at the teleconference by e-mailing

For more information, contact the Office of Institutional Diversity at (210) 458-4120.

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