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For Immediate Release
February 21, 2014

Panel to Discuss African Americans in Higher Education

Key Info

  • African Americans in Higher Education panel discussion
  • Tuesday, February 25, noon–1:15 p.m.
  • Walb Student Union, Room 114
  • Free and open to the public; members of the media are invited to attend and cover this event

FORT WAYNE, Ind.— Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is hosting a panel discussion as part of February's African American Heritage Month. The panel will discuss African Americans in higher education and will include representatives from both student affairs and academic affairs divisions.

Panelists include:

Student affairs representatives

  • Chris Douse, coordinator, First Year Experience, Indiana Tech
  • Garien Hudson, director of retention and diversity, University of Saint Francis
  • Daysha Jackson, assistant vice chancellor for student affairs, Ivy Tech Community College–Northeast
  • Rhonda Meriwether, associate director, Mastodon Advising Center, IPFW

Academic affairs representatives

  • Kim Barnett-Johnson, Ph.D., dean, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Ivy Tech Community College–Northeast
  • Sheila Cuffy, limited-term lecturer, Online and Credit Programs, Continuing Studies, IPFW
  • Cynthia Lloyd, Ph.D., associate professor of accounting

The discussion will take place Tuesday, February 25, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in Walb Student Union, Room 114 on the IPFW campus. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit the IPFW events calendar or contact Christopher Riley, assistant director of multicultural services, at 260-481-6847 or