Four finalists for UCF’s new Vice President for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity are on campus next week to meet the campus community.
Each candidate will give a presentation at an open forum held at the FAIRWINDS Alumni Center in the grand ballroom. The new vice president will lead and organize an infrastructure to foster community engagement, develop partnerships to bring about transformative change and identify and support target areas to maximize inclusive excellence at UCF. The vice president will develop an institutional framework for equity, inclusion and diversity that supports the university’s mission and strategic plan, ensuring the pillars of equity, inclusion and diversity are embedded at all levels.
More information on the finalists – including forum times and links for web casts, candidate details and forum feedback – can be found below. Your feedback is important to this process. Surveys should be completed within 24 hours of each forum.
Dr. Gregory J. Vincent
Forum: Tuesday, January 22, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/vCfJ34kQqZ4
Candidate info: https://diversity.ucf.edu/files/2019/01/Vincent-Gregory-Resume_Redacted.pdf
Sheree M. Ohen
Forum: Wednesday, January 23, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/cDZ7sHDSUS8
Candidate info: https://diversity.ucf.edu/files/2019/01/Ohen-Sheree-Resume-Redacted.pdf
Dr. Carlos Medina
Forum: Thursday, January 24, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/IInsWE9dRsc
Candidate info: https://diversity.ucf.edu/files/2019/01/Medina-Carlos-Resume_Redacted.pdf
Forum: Friday, January 25, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
YouTube link: https://youtu.be/wQLxcJha6aM
Candidate info: https://diversity.ucf.edu/files/2019/01/Diaz-Monica-Resume_Redacted.pdf
More information about the position and the candidates can be found at https://diversity.ucf.edu/ucf-hiring-vp-for-equity-inclusion-diversity/
Celebrate with UFF-UCF members, leaders, and community partners at the 2018 Jobs with Justice Art Auction and Awards Gala!
Tuesday, December 11
7:30 – 10:00pm
Harry P. Leu Gardens
1920 N Forest Ave, Orlando FL 32803
We have limited tickets available to UFF-UCF Members plus one guest, each a $50 value!
Contact Scott Launier at President@UFFUCF.org for more information and to inquire about tickets.
The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) is hosting a Toy Drive with the toys going to children of farm workers. You can deliver the toys and party with union members at the Central Florida AFL-CIO party on Wednesday, December 12 from 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM at the Unite HERE office on 1255 La Quinta Drive, Orlando, FL 32809.
If you would like to donate toys, participate in a wrapping party, or even help with delivery, contact Scott Launier at President@UFFUCF.org.
LCLAA is one of our AFL-CIO partners, and you can learn more about their organization and membership (dues are only $25 per year) to support their work here: https://www.lclaa.org/.
For more about the Central Florida LCLAA chapter: http://centralflorida.lclaa.org/
Two graduates of Latino Leadership Institute’s Electoral Activism and Leadership Academy, Maribel Cordero for Orange County Commission District 4, and Johanna Lopez for Orange County School Board District 2 have made history and won their perspective races.
Johanna Lopez, a long-time teacher and mentor, received over 60% of the vote for a decisive victory over David Grimm. Johanna campaigned on accountability for for-profit charter schools, less testing in schools, and equatable representation of students in a District that is over 40% Latinx. The installation ceremony is Monday, November 26, 2018 at 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM at 445 W Amelia St, Orlando, Florida 32801.
Maribel Cordero narrowly defeated Susan Makowski, long-time aide of County Commissioner Jennifer Thompson. On November 12th Makowski notified the Supervisor of Elections to discontinue the recount, solidifying Cordero’s win. Cordero campaigned on smart growth, public safety, jobs, and support for seniors.
Latino Leadership Institute’s Electoral Activism and Leadership Academy is series of workshops and seminars for Latinx leaders interested in running for office. Students learn about campaign management, fundraising, branding, and more. Applications for the spring are opening soon.