The Trailblazer Series promotes and honors African Americans in the UT community who are trailblazers in their field and/or those who have been instrumental in advancing civil rights issues or issues specific to African Americans or persons of African descent. The inaugural series is brought to you by the Office for the Vice Chancellor for Diversity and the Commission for Blacks. You can view the inaugural speaker in our series, Theotis Robinson, now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4USaBvfg_gQ. You can view pictures from the second speaker in our series, Rita Geier, now on Flickr.
Saturday, February 7, 2015
9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Registration opens November 10, 2014, and you can view the call for proposals now.
Ms. Heather Erwin
Dr. Robert Nobles II
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research
The Commission for Blacks is appointed by the Vice Chancellor for Diversity to advise on planning, implementation, and evaluation of University programs, policies, and services as they relate to Black students, faculty and staff. The Commission reports to the Office of the Chancellor.
The Commission for Blacks recommends changes in or additions to university policies and procedures to reflect concerns specific to blacks. The group also makes suggestions for new and existing academic and extracurricular programs related to blacks; encourages research to identify the problems and progress of blacks on campus; and encourages black faculty, staff and student involvement in all aspects of campus life.
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