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UW-Madison’s Charleston to speak on panel at Wisconsin Leadership Conference Oct. 7

October 04, 2019

UW–Madison’s LaVar Charleston will be taking part in a panel discussion on Monday, Oct. 7, that’s part of the second annual Wisconsin Leadership Conference at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison.

LaVar Charleston
Charleston is the School of Education’s associate dean for diversity and inclusion. The panel event he is taking part in will be moderated by Joan Prince and is titled, “Beyond Forward, Part 2: Have Four-Year Colleges and Universities Prepared the Next Generation for the Workforce Our State Needs?”

This session begins at 11 a.m. and is being held in the MMoCA Lecture Hall. 

A preview of the breakout session, which also includes panelists Antoiwana Williamsn, Selika Duckworth-Lawton, and Claudia Guzman, asks: “Are our colleges and universities giving our young people of color the tools they need to really thrive in the workforce of the future? Are we creating a talent pool that can support a thriving, inclusive economy? What are our higher education institutions doing to create a more inclusive and equitable economy ten years from now?”

More than 110 leaders in a range of sectors from across the state are taking part in this year’s Wisconsin Leadership Summit, which runs Oct. 7-8.  For details visit the event web page.

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