Keynote I: Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism: Tackling the Continuing Challenges
Julie J. Park, Associate Professor, Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education, University of Maryland
Julie J. Park is associate professor of education at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research addresses how race, religion, and social class affect diversity and equity in higher education, including the diverse experiences of Asian American college students. She is currently the Principal Investigator on a project funded by the National Science Foundation, "Connections Matter: The Impact of Social Capital and Social Ties for STEM College Students." Her book Race on Campus: Debunking Myths with Data(Harvard Education Press) tackles misconceptions about how race and diversity work in higher education. She is also the author of When Diversity Drops: Race, Religion, and Affirmative Action in Higher Education (Rutgers University Press, 2013), an examination of how universities are affected by bans on affirmative action. She is an associate editor for the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. Besides being published in academic journals, her commentary has also appeared in venues like the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. Dr. Park earned her Ph.D. in Education from UCLA (Higher Education and Organizational Change), with a graduate concentration in Asian American Studies, and B.A. at Vanderbilt University (Sociology, English, and Women's Studies).
Keynote II: Impact on Society as An Indicator of Quality / A Conversation with Ken Bouyer
Ken Bouyer, EY Americas Director of Inclusiveness Recruiting
As EY Americas Director of Inclusiveness Recruiting, Ken is responsible for developing and implementing the global EY organization’s recruiting strategy to build and attract diverse and inclusive talent pools for member firms in the Americas. Ken frequently serves as an EY industry group spokesperson on both diversity and recruiting trends at a range of events and with leading media outlets.
Stephanie Bryant, Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer, AACSB International
Dr. Stephanie M. Bryant is the Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer of AACSB International. She served as Dean of the College of Business at Missouri State University for 6-1/2 years and was previously the Director of the University of South Florida School of Accountancy. She received her Ph.D. and B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana State University and is a Louisiana CPA (inactive). Dr. Bryant specializes in accounting information systems, and previously worked for KPMG Peat Marwick. Dr. Bryant has co-authored two accounting textbooks, and over 30 academic articles and has won nine teaching awards. She served as the 2005-2006 national President of the American Accounting Association Information Systems Section. She also served as the 2006-2009 International President of Beta Alpha Psi.