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Monday, October 9 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Challenges and Progress in Addressing our Urban Imperative (60 mins)

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Buffalo State has a long history of community engagement and has recently reaffirmed its responsibility as an anchor institution in the city of Buffalo as evidenced in both the campus’ recently adopted strategic plan and the collaboration with five other institutions of higher education to develop an anchor institution dashboard. This presentation will focus on the challenges encountered and progress made in addressing what we see as an urban imperative. We will describe how a guiding philosophy of engagement in urban settings with a guiding principle of partnership reciprocity has become manifest across the institution. We will deconstruct the complex and challenging process of translating the philosophy into a plan of action for all sectors of the institution in a manner that results in systemic change. Presenters will explore the role of key community stakeholders, the inevitable expansion of partnerships, the role of long-term relationships that require a continuum of initiatives, and balancing the endless demands of a commitment in times of finite resources.

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Katherine Conway-Turner

President, Buffalo State College
Katherine S. Conway-Turner, Ph.D., began her tenure as the ninth president of Buffalo State College on August 3, 2014. Her professional leadership can be seen in the many and varied aspects that are part of a major academic anchor institution. As president of SUNY’s largest and... Read More →
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Kathy Doody

Assistant Professor, SUNY, Buffalo State College
I am the coordinator of the Exceptional Education Early Childhood (B-2) Students with Disabilities Program. This graduate program prepares pre-service and in-service teachers to work with young children with disabilities. My research interests center around autism spectrum disorder... Read More →

Jevon Hunter

Woods Beals Endowed Chair for Urban Education, The State University of New York, Buffalo State
Jevon D. Hunter is the Woods Beals Endowed Chair for Urban Education in the School of Education and an Associate Professor in the Elementary Education and Reading Department at The State University New York, Buffalo State where his teaching and research interests examine the ways... Read More →

John Siskar

Ar Advisor for Educational Pipeline Initiatives, SUNY Buffalo State

Monday October 9, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Colorado A

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