The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is pleased to announce the appointment Heather Kind-Keppel, diversity and inclusion manager at UW-Parkside, to the inaugural National Coalition for the Advancement of Natives in Higher Education (NCANHE) Board of Directors. The Inaugural Board will support the NCANHE's vision to create, identify, promote, codify, recommend and advocate for standards of practice, policy and research within the higher education community that support and further the academic and professional success of Native students.
Kind-Keppel stated, "I am deeply honored, humbled, and extremely grateful to join the inaugural board and be accorded an opportunity to work with individuals dedicated to serving the needs of Native students."
In addition to her selection to the board of directors, , ODI is pleased to announce that a program proposal jointly submitted by Kind-Keppel has been accepted as a session for the 2014 ACPA (American College Personnel Association) Convention to be held in Indianapolis from March 30 to April 2. The proposal entitled American Indians Not Included: Social Justice Education's Omitted Group is designed give participants the opportunity to discuss and explore Native American student and scholarly issues.
American College Personnel Association (ACPA), headquartered in Washington, D.C. at the National Center for Higher Education, is the leading comprehensive student affairs association that advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetime of learning and discovery.