Access, Inclusion and Diversity Symposium – 2019

Friday, June 7, 2019

Northeastern University, The Cabral Center, 40 Leon Street


the Cabral Center, John O’Bryant Center, Northeastern University, 40 Leon Street


8:30-9:00: Check-in and Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:10: Welcome

9:15-10:15: ADA Compliance and Supporting Students with Disabilities, Karen Van Dyne, Director of Student Affairs, Hult International Business School

10:15-10:30: Break

10:30-12:00: Food Scarcity on Campus

A panel discussion about food scarcity among college-age students and examples of how colleges are trying to assist those students:
• Sarah Cluggish, Vice President of Programs and Policy for Project Bread
• Kevin DeRuosi, Special Programs and Compliance Administrator, Salem State University
• Kathleen B. O’Neill, Single Stop Director, Bunker Hill Community College

12:00-1:30: Lunch on your own

1:40-3:40: Intercultural Communications Workshop, Audrey Grace, Director of Diversity & Inclusion in the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Northeastern University

When we serve students and work with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds, it is essential that we know the basics of intercultural communication theory. In this interactive workshop, participants will explore the theories so that they can better understand where their students and colleagues are coming from, increase effectiveness in their relationships, and foster learning and growth for all.

3:40: Wrap up and close