Published: Feb. 9, 1997

EDITORS: This event is not open to the public but reporters are welcome to attend.


The second annual Chancellor's Diversity Summit at the University of Colorado at Boulder will be held Feb. 21.

Activities will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the University Memorial Center.

Scheduled events include an address by CU-Boulder Chancellor Richard Byyny on "Diversity, Civility and Campus Climate" and remarks by all three CU-Boulder vice chancellors.

The event is organized by five campus committees that advise the chancellor: the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Minority Affairs, the Chancellor's Committee on Women, the Chancellor's Task Force on Civility, the Chancellor's Standing Committee on Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues, and the Program Accessibility Committee.

The "working" summit has two goals, said Patrick McQuillan, assistant professor of education and chair of the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Minority Affairs. The first is to inform members of the CU-Boulder community about the efforts of groups on campus that are working to promote diversity.

The summit also aims to draw together people from multiple groups to identify common concerns on the Boulder campus and to form strategies on how campus units can work collaboratively toward the common goal of a diverse, civil and inclusive campus community.

"Diversity is something people need to make happen in their day-to-day lives and routines at the university," McQuillan said.

Also invited are students, faculty, staff and administrators involved with promoting diversity, including the Faculty of Color Organization, the Boulder Faculty Assembly Committee on Diversity and several student organizations.

The schedule follows:

8:00 - 8:30 Coffee and Refreshments (Rooms 157 A & B)

8:30 - 9:30 Introductory Remarks (The Forum Room)

The Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Minority Affairs, Patrick McQuillan

The Chancellor's Committee on Women, Robbie Martinez

The Program Accessibility Committee, Garnett Tatum

The Chancellor's Standing Committee on Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues, Marcia Westkott

The Chancellor's Task Force on Civility, Merrill Lessley and Elease Robbins

9:45 - 11:15 Working Sessions (various rooms)

11:30 - 12:15 Chancellor Richard Byyny, "Diversity, Civility, and Campus Climate" and presentation of the Service Recognition Award (The Forum Room)

12:15 - 1:30 Lunch (Glenn Miller Ballroom)

Remarks from Vice Chancellor Jean Kim

Remarks from Vice Chancellor Wallace Loh

Remarks from Vice Chancellor Pete Barden

1:45 - 3:30 Working Sessions Continued (various rooms)

3:40 - 4:20 Working Groups Report Their "Recommendations for Action" (The

Forum Room)

4:20 - 4:25 Summation of Recommendations, Marilyn Laverty, Employee Development (The Forum Room)

4:25 - 4:30 Concluding Remarks, Patrick McQuillan (The Forum Room)