Annual Diversity Conference
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2020
8:30 am - 3:00 pm | Utah State University Eastern
Diversity is FACT
Inclusion is an ACT
Check-in: 8:30 am in the Geary Events Center
Keynote Speaker: 9:00 am
Light breakfast and lunch will be served
The Diversity & Inclusion Conference is an annual event for students, faculty, staff and community members to explore issues of diversity and social justice on a deeper level.
2020 Keynote Speaker
Dr. Bryan Hubain is the Associate Vice President for Student Development and Inclusion at the University of Utah within the Division of Student Affairs. He joined the U in November 2019. Previously, he was the Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Cross Cultural Centers at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA. In all his roles, Dr. Hubain collaborates with faculty, staff, students and off campus community partners to tackle issues around equity, diversity and inclusion. He currently oversees the Women’s Resource Center, Veterans Success Center, LGBT Center, Financial Wellness Center, TRIO Programs, and Career & Professional Development Center. He also leads diversity and equity initiatives within the Division of Student Affairs and works to continue collaboration with the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. His focus has been to improve the experiences and well-being of underrepresented students through challenge, support, collaboration and educational outreach to the campus community and surrounding external communities. His broader interest related to diversity and equity focuses on the complexities offered by examining the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. His research and practice mutually inform each other in hopes of dismantling systemic barriers that undermine the success of underrepresented students, and finding ways to promote the persistence and degree completion of underrepresented students on campus. Dr. Hubain holds a Bachelor’s degree from Coppin State University in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science, Master’s degree from Florida International University in Higher Education Administration with an emphasis on International Education and a doctoral degree from University of Denver in Higher Education with a focus on Diversity and Higher Learning.