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Department of Defense

Office of the Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity (ODMEO)

"Taking the Pentagon to the People"


THEME: "Partnering to Promote Excellence and Innovation at Historically Black Colleges/Universities and Minority Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI)"
Pursuant to the White House Initiative (WHI)
Presidential Executive Order 1379


New Jersey City University
Jersey City, NJ

May 23 - 24, 2018

 
AGENDA
 
 
LOCATION: School of Business, Harborside 2, Jersey City
   
 
Wednesday - May 23, 2018
 
8:30 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
   
9:00 am Welcome and Opening Session
   
 
Presiding:
Dr. Ashok Vaseashta
Executive Director
Office of Research Grants and Sponsored Programs
New Jersey City University
Jersey City, NJ
 
Presentation of the Colors
ROTC Color Guard – COL. (RET) Eric Braman
 
The National Anthem
 
 
Official Welcome Remarks
Dr. Sue Henderson
President
New Jersey City University
Jersey City, NJ

Steven Michael Fulop
Mayor
Jersey City, NJ

Mr. Clarence A. Johnson, SES
Director
Office of Diversity Management & Equal Opportunity
Office of the Under Secretary for Defense
Pentagon
   
9:30 am
Opening Plenary
 
Topic: Taking the Pentagon to the People: Purpose & Objectives
 
 
Introduction of Speaker:
Dr. Sue Henderson
President
New Jersey City University
Jersey City, NJ
 
Speaker:
Mr. Clarence A. Johnson, SES
Director
Office of Diversity Management & Equal Opportunity
Office of the Under Secretary for Defense
Pentagon
 
10:00 am
Session I: Doing Business with DoD
 
 
Introduction of Speakers:
Dr. Bernard McSherry
Dean
School of Business
New Jersey City University
Jersey City, NJ
 
Speakers:
Mr. Tommy Marks, SES
Director
Army Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP)
Pentagon
 
Ms. Sharon R. Morrow
Assistant to the Director, Army Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP)
Mentor-Protégé Program Manager
Liaison for Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), Workforce Development
Pentagon
 
Mr. Shannon Jackson
Associate Director
Mentor-Protégé’ Program/Outreach/Socioeconomic Programs
Office of Small Business Programs
Alexandria, VA
 
11:00 am Morning Break
   
11:15 am
Session II: Department of Defense Career and Scholarship Opportunities – Come Make a Difference!
 
 
Introduction of Speaker:
Alfred E. Ramey, Jr.
University Ethics Liaison Officer
President’s Office
New Jersey City University
Jersey City, NJ
 
Speaker:
Ms. Karen S. Hannah
Associate Director
Strategic Recruitment Division
Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service
Department of Defense, OSD/CPP
Alexandria, VA
 
12:15 pm Session III: Lunch
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Diversity and Leadership Initiatives
 
 
Host:
Dr. Daniel J. Julius
Provost and Senior Vice President
New Jersey City University
Jersey City, NJ
 
Introduction of Speaker:
Dr. Guillermo De Veyga
Chief of Staff
New Jersey City University
Jersey City, NJ
 
Speaker:
Mr. James Braxton
Chief
Office of Diversity and Leadership
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
Washington, D.C.
 
1:15 pm Session IV: Joint Munitions Command Outreach, Recruiting & Workforce Development
 
Introduction of Speakers:
Dr. Lyn Hamlin
Dean of Students
New Jersey City University
Jersey City, NJ

Speakers
Ms. Tamara L. Moland
Director of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
Headquarters,
U. S. Army, Joint Munitions Command
Rock Island, IL
   
  Ms. Melissa Hearn
Black/African American – Special Emphasis Program Manager and Inventory Management Specialist
Headquarters,
U. S. Army, Joint Munitions Command
Rock Island, IL
   
2:15 pm Session V: National Guard Bureau's Minority College Outreach and Engagement Programs (MCOP)
 
 
Introduction of Speaker:
Dr. Beimnet Teclezghi
Professor of Mathematics
New Jersey City University
Jersey City, NJ
 
Speaker:
Ms. Jacqueline Ray-Morris
EEO Manager for Minority College Outreach Programs
National Guard Bureau
Arlington, VA
   
3:15 pm Afternoon Break
   
3:30 pm Session VI: Student and Faculty Opportunities with ONR
 
 
Introduction of Speaker:
Dr. Deborah Woo
Dean
College of Education/Professional Studies
New Jersey City University
Jersey City, NJ

Speaker:
Mr. Anthony C. Smith, Sr.
Director
Department of Navy’s HBCU/MI Programs
Arlington, VA
   
4:30 pm Session VII: Diversity and Inclusion Opportunities at Department of Energy
 
 
Introduction of Speaker:
Dr. Sarah Vandermark
Assistant Provost
Student Success
New Jersey City University
Jersey City, NJ
 
Speaker:
Ms. Trina Bilal
Program Manager
Office of Economic Impact & Diversity
Department of Energy
Washington, DC
   
5:00 pm Closing Remarks & Evaluation
   
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Session VIII: President’s Welcome and Networking Reception Skyline Room
   
  Recital by NJCU students

Host:
Dr. Sue Henderson
President
New Jersey City University
Jersey City, NJ

Remarks:
Dr. Sue Henderson
President
New Jersey City University
Jersey City, NJ

Mr. Clarence A. Johnson , Director
Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity
Department of Defense
Pentagon
   
Thursday - May 24, 2018
 
8:30 am
Registration
 
 
Presiding:
 
 
Dr. Ashok Vaseashta
Executive Director
Office of Research Grants and Sponsored Programs
New Jersey City University
Jersey City, NJ
 
9:00 am
Session IX: DoD SMART Program Opportunities
 
 
Introduction of Speaker:
Dr. Christina McSherry
Associate Dean
College of Professional Studies
New Jersey City University
Jersey City, NJ
 
Speaker:
Mr. Joseph "Joe" Morici
Contract Support
Science, Mathematics, and Research Transformation (SMART)
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Research and Engineering)
Arlington, VA
 
10:00 am Session X: HBCU/MI Competitiveness in the DoD Arena: Best Practices
 
 
Introduction of Speaker:
Dr. Joao Sedycias
Dean
New Jersey City University
Jersey City, NJ
 
Speaker:
Dr. Enrique Barrera
Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering
Rice University
Houston, TX
 
11:00 am MORNING BREAK
   
11:15 am Session XI: DoD Research and Development Opportunities
 
 
Introduction of Speaker:
Dr. Abdalla Darwish
Presidential Professor
Physics and Engineering Department
Dillard University
New Orleans, LA
 
Speaker:
Mr. Edward J. Lee
Program Coordinator
HBCU/ MI and SBIR/STTR
Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Arlington, VA
 
12:15 pm Session XII: Lunch

Presidential Leadership Luncheon: (Federal, Regional, State and Local Officials Invited)
 
 
Host:
Dr. Sue Henderson
President
New Jersey City University
Jersey City, NJ
 
Introduction of Speakers:
Dr. Ashok Vaseashta
Executive Director
New Jersey City University
Jersey City, NJ
 
TOPIC: "Partnering to Promote Excellence and Innovation at Historically Black Colleges/Universities and Minority Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI)"
Pursuant to the White House Initiative (WHI)
Presidential Executive Order 1379
 
Attendees Luncheon:
"Developing Successful Technical Centers of Excellence"
 
Speakers:
Dr. Shaik Jeelani
Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL
 
Dr. Enrico Serafini
NJCU Alumni and Managing Partner at pExchange LLC
Arlington, VA
 
Representative
Chamber of Commerce
Jersey City, New Jersey
 
1:15 pm Closing Leading Remarks: The Path Forward
   
  Dr. Sue Henderson, President
New Jersey City University
Jersey City, New Jersey

Mr. Clarence A. Johnson, SES, Director
Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity
Office of the Under Secretary for Defense
Pentagon

Dr. Dorothy W. Huston, Founder/ CEO
TMT Group, Inc.
Huntsville, AL