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Department of Defense
2014 “Pentagon to the People” and African American History Month Observance
Tuskegee University
1200 West Montgomery Road
Tuskegee, AL 36088
 
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center at Tuskegee University
1 Booker T. Washington Blvd.
Tuskegee, AL 36088
 
AGENDA
 
“Taking the Pentagon to the People, Reaching Out to Youth: A Strategy for Excellence”
 
February 26 – 27, 2014
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama
 
Wednesday - February 26, 2014
 
1:00 p.m.
OPENING CEREMONY Presiding: Dr. Legand Burge, Jr.
 
Ballrooms A & B Dean, College of Engineering
   
  Presentation of Colors
Tuskegee University Joint Color Guard
   
  National Anthem
Ms. Ciera Caston Member,
Tuskegee University Golden Voices Choir
   
1:10 p.m. LEADERSHIP WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS
 
   
  Mr. Clarence Johnson
Director
Office of Diversity Management & Equal Opportunity
U S Department of Defense
   
  Dr. Matthew Jenkins
Acting President
Tuskegee University
   
  The Honorable Johnny Ford
Mayor - Tuskegee, Alabama
   
1:25 p.m.
OPENING PLENARY SESSION The United States Army Small Business Landscape
 
   
  Introduction of Speaker
Mr. Clarence A. Johnson
   
  Mrs. Tracey L. Pinson
Director, Office of Small Business Programs
Office of the Secretary of the Army
   
1:50 p.m.
  Retiring of Colors
   
2:00 p.m. TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TRAINING
 
Ballrooms A & B Fundamentals of Proposal Development
 
  Dr. Bruce Crawford
Vice President for Instructional Services
Lawson State Community College
   
  Dr. Tamara Floyd Smith
3M Eminent Scholar Chair
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
Tuskegee University
   
REACHING OUT TO OUR YOUTH
   
 
  Moderator: Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green
Assistant Professor, Center for Advanced Materials
Tuskegee University
   
3:00 p.m.
REFRESHMENT BREAK Atrium - Ballrooms A & B
   
3:15 p.m. WRITING COMPETITIVE TECHNICAL PROPOSALS
 
   
  Dr. Daryush Ila
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Fayetteville State University
   
  Dr. Shaik Jeelani
Vice President for Research
Tuskegee University
   
  Moderator: Dr. Hadiyah-Nicole Green
Assistant Professor, Center for Advanced Materials
Tuskegee University
   
4:45 p.m. EVALUATIONS
   
6:30 p.m.
PRESIDENT’S WELCOME RECEPTION Atrium
 
   
  Official Welcome by Hosts:
   
7:00 p.m.
  Mr. Clarence A. Johnson
   
7:05 p.m.
  Dr. Matthew Jenkins
   
7:10 p.m.
  Dr. George Cooper, Executive Director
White House Initiative on HBCUs
   
7:15 p.m.
  Mayor Johnny Ford
State and Local Educational and Policy Leaders
   
7:20 p.m.
  MG (Ret) Charles E. Williams
Chair of the Board of Trustees
Tuskegee University
   
7:25 p.m.
  Introduction of VIPs/Special Guests
   
 
  Dr. Shaik Jeelani
Vice President for Research
Tuskegee University
   
8:00 p.m. ADJOURN DAY 1
   
A STRATEGY FOR EXCELLENCE
   
Thursday, February 27, 2014
   
8:00 - 10:30 a.m. HBCUs/MSIs PRESIDENT'S ROUNDTABLE (By Invitation Only)
  BTW Conference Room
   
 
  Federal and State Discussion Leaders
   
  Mr. Clarence Johnson (Host)
   
  Dr. George Cooper (Opening Comments)
   
  Dr. Carlos Rodriguez (Opening Comments)
Research Scientist
DOD STEM Workforce and Education
   
  Ms. Karen L. Harper
Executive Coordinator
Building Engineering and Science Talent (BEST)
   
  Dr. Mark Heinrich
Chancellor
Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education
   
  Ms. Janie L. Mines
Contractor, Chief of Staff
DOD STEM Development Office
   
  Ms. Carin Otero
Director
Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory
Services’ Strategic Recruitment Programs Division
   
  Mrs. Tracey L. Pinson
Director
Office of Small Business Programs
Office of the Secretary of the Army
   
  Dr. Jarris L. Taylor, Jr.
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Strategic Diversity Integration United States Air Force
   
REACHING OUT TO OUR YOUTH
   
 
  Educational and Policy Leaders:
   
  Presidents/Senior Representatives of HBCU/MSI
   
  Dr. Gwendolyn E. Boyd, President, Alabama State University
  Mr. Donavon O. Coley, Special Assistant to the President
 
Fort Valley State University
 
  Dr. Bruce Crawford, Vice President for Instructional Services
 
Lawson State Community College
 
  Dr. Matthew Jenkins, Acting President, Tuskegee University
  Dr. James L. Lowe, President
 
Bishop State Community College
 
  Dr. Timothy McDonald, Provost and Senior Vice President
 
Oakwood University
 
  Dr. Peter Millet, Interim President, Stillman College
  Mr. Samuel Munnerlyn, President
 
Trenholm State Technical College
 
  Dr. Garlen D. Wesson, Vice President for Research and
 
Development, University of Maryland-Eastern Shore
   
 
  Policy Leaders
   
 
  The Honorable Johnny Ford, Mayor, Tuskegee, Alabama
  MAJ GEN Charles E. Williams (US Army Corps of Engineers
 
Retired), Chairman of the Board - Tuskegee University
 
  Dr. Alexander Robbins, Member, Board of Trustees
 
Tuskegee University
   
 
  Moderator: Dr. Vallen L. Emery, Jr.
Outreach Program Manager
Army Research Laboratory
   
CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
   
9:00 a.m.
Session A K-12 STEM STUDENT DEVELOPMENT (Part I)
 
Auditorium
   
  Ms. Ann Sikes
STARBASE – Maxwell Air Force Base
Montgomery Education Foundation
   
  SMSgt JoDell Dunlap
Aerospace Science Instructor - Lee High School JROTC
Montgomery, Alabama
   
  Ms. Gayla McMichael
STEM Education and Strategic Diversity Outreach
Program Manager, RDECOM/AMRDEC
   
A STRATEGY FOR EXCELLENCE
   
 
  CPT Paul Esposito
Commanding Officer
Naval ROTC
Tuskegee University
   
  LTC Robbie J. Cross
Professor of Military Science/Army ROTC
Tuskegee University
   
  LTC Edwin D. McCain
Commander, Air Force ROTC
Tuskegee University
   
  SSG Morgan Hessler
Auburn Army Recruiting Center
Auburn, AL
   
  Moderator: Mr. Kevin D. Ferguson
Instrumentation and Electrical Engineer
BP America
   
 
Session B DoD-PRIME, SMALL BUSINESS, HBCUs/MSIs
CONTRACTING PARTNERSHIPS – BEST PRACTICES
 
   
  Mr. Oliver S. Leslie
Senior Principal Specialist
The Boeing Company
   
  Ms. Kay Beighley
Innovation Marketplace/Small Business Liaison
Lockheed Martin
   
  Mr. Tizoc Loza
Corporate Program Manager
Office of Socio-Economic Business
Programs/Government Relations
Northrop Grumman
   
  Ms. Margie P. Brown
HBCU/MI Research Outreach Initiative
Georgia Institute of Technology
   
REACHING OUT TO OUR YOUTH
   
 
  Mr. Michael A. Townsend
Senior Director
Small Business Development and Utilization Office SAIC
   
  Moderator: Mr. Sherman Maddux
President & CEO
New Tech
   
 
Session C
Room G
Department of Defense University Educational Opportunities
   
 
  Mr. Neville Thompson
Chief of External Affairs
Air Force Office of Scientific Research
   
  Ms. Janie L. Mines
Chief of Staff (CTR)
OASD (R&E)/Research Directorate
STEM Development Office
Office of the Secretary of Defense (AT&L)
   
  Ms. JoAnn Wright
Army Service Liaison for SMART
Office of the Secretary of Defense (AT&L)
   
  Moderator: Mr. Daniel R. Farmer
EVP/COO
TMT Group, Inc.
   
   
10:30 a.m.
MORNING BREAK Break Lounge
   
10:45 a.m. OPTIONAL TOUR – TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY SELECT STEM LABORATORIES
(Federal and State Educational and Policy Leaders)
   
 
  Tour Guide
   
  Dr. Heshmat Algan
Associate Dean, College of Engineering
Tuskegee University
   
10:45 a.m.
Session A K-12 STEM Development (Part 2)
 
Auditorium  
   
 
  Ms. Ann Sikes
STARBASE – Maxwell Air Force Base
Montgomery Education Foundation
   
A STRATEGY FOR EXCELLENCE
   
 
  SMSgt JoDell Dunlap
Aerospace Science Instructor
Lee High School JROTC
   
  Ms. Gayla McMichael
STEM Education and Strategic Diversity Outreach
Program Manager
RDECOM/AMRDEC
   
  CPT Paul Esposito, Commanding Officer
Naval ROTC
Tuskegee University
   
  LTC Robbie J. Cross, Professor of Military Science
Army ROTC - Tuskegee University
   
  LTC Edwin D. McCain
Commander, Air Force ROTC
Tuskegee University
   
  SSG Morgan Hessler
Auburn Army Recruiting Center
Auburn, AL
   
  Moderator: Mr. Kevin D. Ferguson
Instrumentation and Electrical Engineer
BP America
   
 
Session B Preparing the Next Generation of DOD Information
 
Room F Technology Workforce
   
  Dr. Legand Burge, Dean
College of Engineering Tuskegee University
   
  Dr. Marvin Carroll, President
Tec-Masters, Inc., Huntsville, AL
   
  Ms. Lynda Pierce, Chief of Staff
Chief Information Officer
Department of the Navy
   
  Mr. Hank Valentine, Promoter/CEO
HBCU Project Office
   
  Moderator: Ms. Kisha Norris
Executive Director of Advancement and Development
Oakwood University
   
REACHING OUT TO OUR YOUTH
   
 
Session C DoD Small Business Initia tives Panel
 
Room G  
   
  Ms. Nancy Small
Director of Small Business Programs
Army Materiel Command
   
  Mr. Lee Rosenberg
Director
Office of Small Business Programs
Missile Defense Agency
   
  Ms. Alice Williams
Director
Office of Small Business Programs
Army Contracting Command
   
  Moderator: Mr. Anthony Holloman
Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Stillman College
 
Session D DoD R esearch and Development Opportunities
Room E  
  Mr. William H. Ellis
Acting Program Director
U S Office of Naval Research
   
  Mrs. Vonetta Goodson McNeal
Branch Chief, ISD/Post Award Branch
US Army Contracting Command - APG-RTP Division
   
  Mr. Ed Lee
Program Manager
U S Air Force Office of Scientific Research
   
  Ms. Patricia Huff
HBCU/MI Program Manager
Army Research Office (ARL/ARO)
   
  Moderator: Dr. Vallen L. Emery, Jr.
Outreach Program Manager
Army Research Laboratory
   
12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. 2014 National African American History Month Celebration
 
THEME: "Civil Righ ts in America" Ballrooms A, B & C
- Keynote Speaker -
Mr. Andre’ Gudger, Director
Office of Small Business Programs - Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (AT&L)