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The 2017 Michael Tilford Conference at Fort Hays State University

Intentional Diversity: What is Your Part in Moving Kansas Forward?

The Michael Tilford Conference on Diversity and Multiculturalism will be held at Fort Hays State University on October 23-24, 2017.

The conference provides an opportunity for faculty, staff, and administrators at Kansas Regents' institutions to discuss diversity in higher education.

CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS!  To submit a proposal, please review Tilford Conference 2017 - Call for Workshop Proposals.

HOTEL INFORMATION

Goals of the conference:

  • Listening to visionary leaders who will inspire you to promote equity and awareness at your institution.
  • Participating in workshops to learn about challenges teaching diverse populations on Kansas campuses.
  • Sharing your passion for teaching and interacting with students regardless of race, gender, religion and national origin.

About the Michael Tilford Conference

The Michael Tilford Conference provides an opportunity for faculty, staff, and administrators at the Kansas Board of Regents' institutions to approach diversity in higher education by examining the challenges and opportunities in Kansas including:

Inspire awareness of multiple dimensions of diversity, related practices of inclusion, and the transformation of higher education in Kansas.

  • Inspire awareness of multiple dimensions of diversity, related practices of inclusion, and the transformation of higher education in Kansas.
  • Participate in workshops to learn about challenges and strategies for teaching diverse populations on Kansas campuses.
  • Share your passion for teaching and interacting with students from all backgrounds.

Michael Tilford

Micheal TilfordThis conference is named in memory of the late Dr. Michael Tilford, who passed away on November 6, 1996. Dr. Tilford was the WSU representative on the Regents Diversity and Multiculturalism Committee from its onset in 1994 until his death.

In 1969, Dr. Tilford was one of 100 African-American educators from across the country who received Ford Foundation Grants for advanced graduate study. He received his doctorate from Oklahoma State University in 1970. Dr. Tilford also had a bachelor's degree from Langston University in mathematics/chemistry and a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University in science education. He was appointed Dean of the Graduate School of WSU in 1988 and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs in 1994. Dr. Tilford chaired many organizations, and his committee work showed his commitment to the education of students traditionally underrepresented at the university level.

In the 1970s, he served on a committee that developed a successful proposal for the minority studies program. Also, he helped conduct a study of the institutional commitment to minorities at WSU.

HOTEL INFORMATION

A total of 30 rooms have been reserved for attendees in Hays for October 23, 2017. Fifteen rooms have been reserved at the Hays Hampton Inn and 15 rooms have been reserved at the Best Western Butterfield Inn.

  Hays Hampton Inn    Best Western Butterfield Inn
Rate (Double Occupancy) $92 + tax (per person) $90 + tax (per person)
Deadline for Conference Rate   October 9th October 22nd
Address      4002 General Hays Rd      1010 E. 41st
Phone Number 785-621-4444 785-621-4337

Attendees must call the hotel to make their own reservations by the deadlines above listed to receive the conference rates. After the deadliness, any remaining rooms will be released and the special rates will no longer apply.

Please tell the reservations clerk/operator that you are calling for the "Tilford Conferenceā€ to reserve a room and receive the special rates.

 

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