ALVSCE Perspectives on Diversity and Inclusion Series

When: April 22, 2021 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Please join us for the Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences, and Cooperative Extension Perspectives on Diversity & Inclusion Series

"Centering Inclusion in Engagement: Avoiding the Illusion of Inclusion"

The workshop will provide participants with an overview of inclusion through the lens of engagement by centering metrics and goals centered on discipline-specific areas of need. Designing inclusive engagement opportunities requires intentionality, accountability and narrow understanding of discipline-specific needs. Each participant will learn how to center inclusive excellence in program development to avoid the illusion of inclusion.

Speaker Bio: Ivy Banks serves as the associate vice provost for diversity and inclusion at the University of Arizona. In her role, Banks leads campus diversity and inclusion initiatives. Prior to joining the Wildcat community, Banks served as the assistant vice president of student affairs and engagement and inclusive excellence and dean of students at Northern Arizona University. With over 15 years of experience in the higher education fields of diversity, inclusion, compliance and law, Banks has received numerous awards, including the Anthony "Tony" Ross Award for service to the Black community, the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award, the LGBTQIA Commission's Ally of the Year Award, and the Akron Law BLSA Alumni of the Year Award. 

Banks, a proud first generation student, earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Akron, School of Law, a master of education from Northern Arizona University, is completing her second master of education in learning design and technologies at Arizona State University, and has a bachelor's degree in political science from Cleveland State University. She is an active Legacy member of Zeta Phi Beta sorority and serves as the president of the White Dove Foundation of Arizona.

Register for the Zoom webinar for all four speakers during spring 2021 using the link below.

Brought to you by the ALVSCE Diversity & Inclusion Council

Audience: All
Audience size: Medium (51-100)


Campus: Virtual


United States

Contact info & links


Erin Korte ALVSCE Perspectives on Diversity & Inclusion Series

Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact: Erin Korte