Twin Cities Area Luncheon and Speaker Series

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

The Twin Cities Area Luncheon and Speaker Series is open to all alumni, parents and friends of the college. The Lunch Connection is a monthly luncheon and speaker event hosted by the college. It is a great chance to network and socialize with others in the Twin Cities area and learn from interesting and dynamic speakers.

Lisa Scott

Speakers: Lisa Scott, Dean for Institutional Equity and Inclusion, and Wintlett 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. At the university, she designed and expanded the co-curricular and social programing for a new requirement for all students who live on campus and was responsible for the complete overhaul of the Title IX process and 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 at predominantly white institutions.

Wintlett Taylor-Browne -  Wintlett
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. 

11:00 a.m. Registration
11:30 a.m. Buffet luncheon begins
12:00 p.m. Presentation

  1:00 p.m. Event ends

$15.00 per person. Please register online by Wednesday, November 1st.

NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR:
Roseville Lutheran Church

1215 Roselawn Avenue West
Roseville, Minnesota
651-487-7752

The dates for the academic year 2017 - 2018 are:
Friday, October 13, 2017 -
Victoria Christman, Associate Professor of History, Luther College
Friday, November 3, 2017 - Lisa Scott, Dean for Institutional Equity and Inclusion, and Wintlett Taylor-Browne, Director of Diversity Center, Luther College
Friday, February 23, 2018 - Andrew Last '97, Assistant Professor of Music and Conductor of Nordic Choir, Luther College

Friday, March 23, 2018 -
Friday, April 27, 2018 -


Planning Committee:

Serina (Norvold) Bentley '94, Kari Berg '73, Jim Boyce '64, Marcia Metzger, Joel Sommers '03, Carol Tomer '79, Dan Waarvik '68 

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