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The InclusiveVT Summit

(formerly called Diversity Summit)

The Inclusive VT Summit 2022 (formerly the Diversity Summit) is an annual InclusiveVT Touchpoint event that brings together diversity and inclusion stakeholders across the university so that we may prepare for the upcoming academic year.

Our keynote speaker, Paulette Granberry Russell, President of NADOHE (Links to an external site.), (National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education) will lead us in a conversation on the state of diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. 

Recordings of live events and online presentations will be available on the Canvas event site through the fall 2022 semester. A recording of the morning sessions will be on the Inclusive VT YouTube Channel.

Schedule for the Day


Time (EST) Activity
8:30-9:00 am Gather for refreshments
9:00-9:15 am Welcome and opening remarks
9:15-10:15 am Dr. Paulette Granberry Russell On the State of Diversity in Higher Education
Q & A to follow
10:15-10:30 am Break
10:30-11:30 am

Panel on the State of DEI at Virginia Tech with

  • Dr. Ron Fricker, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
  • Dr. Kristen Gehsmann, Professor and Director of the School of Education
  • Dr. Ellington Graves, Associate Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Dr. Erica Cooper, Assistant Provost for Faculty Diversity, moderator
11:30 am-12:30 pm InclusiveVT 3.0 with Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke
12:30-2:00 pm Lunch on your own
2:00-4:00 pm
  • En-lightening Rounds (in person)
  • Tours of the Solitude-Fraction Site  *for a 2 pm or 3 pm tour
  • Cooking at the Indigenous Friendship Garden (Activities from noon - 4:00 pm)
  • Virtual and Asynchronous Sessions on the event Canvas site

*Pre-registration required

2:15-3:00 pm By invitation: Inclusive Pedagogy Pathway cohort meeting
3:15-4:30 pm By invitation: White Allies as Transformational Leaders cohort 3 meeting

Downloadable version of the schedule:

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The InclusiveVT Summit 2022 Flyer
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About The InclusiveVT Summit
The InclusiveVT Summit is an InclusiveVT Touchpoint Event that brings together campus-wide diversity stakeholders to learn about and discuss our objectives for the coming academic year.