Des Moines Area Luncheon and Speaker Series

The Des Moines Area Luncheon and Speaker Series is open to all alumni, parents, and friends of the college. Please join us for this great opportunity to network and socialize with others in the Des Moines area and learn from interesting and dynamic speakers. 

Friday, March 16, 2018
Windsor Heights Community Center

11:00 a.m. Registration
11:30 a.m. Buffet luncheon begins
12:00 p.m. Program
1:00 p.m. Event ends

Speakers: Lisa Scott, Dean for Institutional Equality and Inclusion, and Winlettt Taylor-Browne, Director of Diversity Center, Luther College.

Lisa Scott -

Scott came to Luther from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania where she served as vice president of student engagement and success. At the university, she designed and expanded the co-curricular and social programming for a new requirement for all students who live on campus and was responsible for the complete overhaul of the Title IX process adn procedure. She also led a new campus-wide diversity series featuring student-designed events with faculty involvement.

As a member of the President's Cabinet at Luther, Scott is responsible for leading and assessing initiatives to enhance diversity on campus; developing strategies to ensure the college is a diverse and welcoming community; coordinating with leadership across campus to enhance diversity and equity as a means of academic excellence serving as an advocate for students, faculty, and staff from historically underrepresented groups; and working with the college and Decorah communities to enhance the academic and social climate for students and employees. She will also oversee the college's Diversity Center and serve as a member of the college-wide Diversity Council.

Scott holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Cambridge College, and is working to complete Ph.D. studies at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Her research concerns diversity of senior administrators and predominately white institutions.

Winlett Taylor-Browne -

Taylor-Browne began her career as a Social Studies teacher/professor at the secondary and tertiary levels, then a curriculum consultant, and author of textbooks in Jamaica. Taylor-Browne came to the United States in 1997 and continued working in the education field, but this time in Student Affairs. She arrived at Luther in 1999 and has spent her career working for the Diversity Center. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of West Indies at Mona, Jamaica.

Cost: $15.00 per person. Please register online by the end of the day on Thursday, March 15th.

Windsor Heights Community Center
6900 School Street, Colby Park
Windsor Heights, Iowa
515-645-6821

The luncheon dates for Spring Semester 2018 are:
Friday, February 16th, 2018 -
Chris Dahl '05, Program Coordinator, Riverside Bible Camp
Friday, March 16th, 2018 -
Lisa Scott, Dean for Institutional Equity and Inclusion, and Wintlett Taylor-Browne, Director of Diversity Center, Luther College
Friday, April 20th, 2018 - Andrew Last '97, Associate Professor of Music and Conductor of Nordic Choir, Luther College

Planning Committee:
Eric Carlson '89, Kris Gregersen '82, Jerry Jaeger '09, Cara Kennedy-Ode '94, John Kenworthy '88, Suzanne (Roverud) Mineck '96, Becky (Linnevold) Shaw '71, Anjie Shutts '93

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