“Women of Color in the Academy: What’s Next?”

April 20, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

During the weekend of April 29-May 1, the University of Delaware will host a national conference at Clayton Hall titled, “Women of Color in the Academy: What’s Next?”

I encourage all members of the UD community to register for this important event. The conference is open to all who wish to attend, but the April 25 registration deadline is approaching quickly. Conference and registration information is available on the ADVANCE Institute website, http://sites.udel.edu/advance/conference/.

This conference, organized by the UD ADVANCE Institute, will provide all of us – faculty, staff and students – an opportunity to discuss and learn about cutting-edge research on the recruitment, retention, advancement and leadership of faculty women of color, highlighting their lived experiences.

Featuring leading experts from our campus, as well as faculty and administrators from the National Science Foundation, the University of Michigan, Texas A&M University, the City College of New York, Louisiana State University, and the University of Texas-Rio Grande, the conference will provide opportunities to identify research topics, network with each other and establish fruitful collaborations.

I hope to see you there.



Domenico Grasso
Provost & Professor