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Department of Defense

Office of the Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity (ODMEO)

"Taking the Pentagon to the People"

Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI) Workshop

Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC

April 11 - 12, 2018

 
AGENDA
 
 
LOCATION: Student Center
   
 
Wednesday - April 11, 2018
 
8:00 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
   
8:30 am Opening Plenary Session
   
 
Presiding:
Dr. Daryush Ila
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Technology Transfer
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC
 
Presentation of the Colors
Army Senior ROTC Color Guard
Cadet Commander: CDT Benjamin Dunlap
Cadre: DPT Charles Hodge, SFC Matthew Kruse
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC
 
The National Anthem
Dr. Denise M. Payton
Assistant Professor and Director of Mane Attraction
Department of Performing and Fine Arts
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC
 
Official Welcome Remarks
Chancellor Dr. James A. Anderson
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC

Judge William Webb
University of North Carolina System
Board of Governors
Chapel Hill, NC

Dr. Pamela Jackson
Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC
   
9:15 am
Session I: Taking the Pentagon to the People: Purpose & Objectives
 
Introduction of Speaker: Dr. Pamela Jackson, Interim Provost/VCAA
 
Speaker:
Mr. Clarence A. Johnson, SES
Director
Office of Diversity Management & Equal Opportunity
Office of the Under Secretary for Defense
Pentagon
 
9:45 am
Session II: Doing Business with DoD: Overview Army Small Business/Army Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)
 
 
Introduction of Speaker:
Dr. John Hardin
Executive Director, Office of Science, Technology & Innovation (OSTI)
North Carolina Department of Commerce
Raleigh, NC
 
Speaker:
Mr. Michael "John" Smith
Program Manager
Army Small Business Technology Transfer Program (STTR)
Army Research Laboratory
Adelphi, MD
 
 
10:30 am Morning Break
   
10:45 pm
Session III: Defense Civilian Personnel Service Center
 
 
Introduction of Speaker:
Maj. General (RET) Rodney O. Anderson
Special Assistant to the Provost for Military Affairs
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC
 
Speaker:
Ms. Karen S. Hannah
Director
Strategic Recruitment Division
Department of Defense, OSD/CPP
Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service
Pentagon
 
11:30 pm Session IV: Research Collaboration and Internships with Air Force Research Laboratory
 
 
Introduction of Speaker:
Ms. Tamara Bryant
Director of Veteran’s Business Outreach Center
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC
 
Speaker:
Dr. Timothy S. Kroecker
Senior Operations Research Analyst
Air Force Research Laboratory – Information Directorate
Rome, NY
 
12:15 pm Luncheon Speaker
Topic: "A Look into Army S&T" (RDECOM)
 
Introduction of Speaker:
Dr. Lee Brown
Interim Dean of College of Business and Economics
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC

Speaker
Dr. Vallen L. Emery, Jr.
Program Manager
HBCU/MI Outreach
U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Special Projects and Historically Black Colleges Universities and Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) Program
Adelphi, MD
   
1:15 pm Session V: Federal Outreach Recruiting and Workforce Development
 
 
Session Moderator:
Dr. Jane Smith
Director, Office of Continuing Education and Summer School
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC
 
Panelists:
Ms. Tamara L. Moland
Director of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
US ARMY, Joint Munition Command (JMC)
Rock Island, IL

Mr. Cory Britt
Program Manager/ Ammunition Demilitarization Specialist
Minority College Relations Program Team Member
Headquarters, Joint Munitions Command
Rock Island, IL

Dr. Robert Gibson
Director
NASA Postdoctoral Program
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
Oak Ridge, TN
   
2:45 pm Afternoon Break (FSU Research Highlights)
   
3:30 pm Session VI: National Guard Bureau's Minority College Outreach and Engagement Programs (MCOP)
 
 
Introduction of Speaker:
Mr. Clarence Brown
Project Lead
ProSource 360 Consulting Services
Washington, DC

Speaker:
Ms. Jacqueline Ray-Morris
EEO Manager for Minority College Outreach Programs
National Guard Bureau
Arlington, VA
   
4:00 pm Session VII: ARL HBCU/MI Education Outreach Initiatives
 
 
Introduction of Speaker:
Dr. Jon Young
Chief of Staff
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC
 
Speaker:
Dr. Patrice D. Collins
Outreach Special Program Coordinator
U.S. Army Research Laboratory Outreach Office
Adelphi, MD
   
4:30 pm Session VIII: Strategic Partnerships to Increase Student and Faculty Opportunities
 
 
Introduction of Speaker:
Dr. Leslie Evelyn
Director
Office of Sponsored Research and Programs
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC
 
Speaker:
Ms. Margie Brown
HBCU/MI Outreach Manager for Research / Senior Research Associate
Georgia Institute of Technology/ Georgia Tech Research Institute
Atlanta, GA
   
5:00 pm Closing Remarks & Evaluation
   
5:15 pm Session IX: Chancellor's Welcome and Networking Reception
   
  Remarks:
Chancellor James A. Anderson
Mr. Clarence A. Johnson

Musical Selections:
Dr. Brooksie Harrington, “The Aesthetics of Gospel”
Department of English
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC

The Jazz Express / Fayetteville State University Students
John Alex Snider - Alto and Baritone Saxophone
Josann John-Duarte – Trumpet
Michael Counts - Bass
Bryan Lyons – Piano
Ashonti Gainey - Drums
Department of Performing and Fine Arts
   
Thursday - April 12, 2018
 
8:00 am
Registration
 
8:30 am
Session X: DoD SMART Program Opportunities
 
 
Introduction of Speaker:
Mr. Daniel R. Farmer
President
TMT Group, Inc.
Huntsville, AL
 
Speaker:
Mr. Tylar Temple
Deputy Program Manager
Science, Mathematics, & Research Transformation (SMART)
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Research and Engineering)
Research Triangle Park, NC
 
9:15 am Session XI: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Diversity and Leadership Initiatives
 
 
Introduction of Speaker:
Ms. Kendra Y. Haywood
Interim Director of Career Services Center
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC
 
Speaker:
Mr. James Braxton
Chief
Office of Diversity and Leadership
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
Washington, D.C.
 
10:00 am MORNING BREAK
   
10:15 am Session XII: DoD Research and Development Opportunities
 
 
Session Moderator:
Dr. Radoslav Z. Nickolov
Professor and Department Chair
Mathematics and Computer Science
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC
 
Panelists:
Ms. Patricia Huff
HBCU/MI Program Manager
Army Research Office
Research Triangle Park, NC
 
Mr. Anthony C. Smith, Sr.
Director / Program Manager
Department of Navy’s Historically Black Colleges Universities and Minority Institutions (HBCU/ MI) Programs
Arlington, VA
 
Mr. Edward J. Lee
Program Coordinator
Historically Black Colleges Universities and Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) Programs and SBIR/STTR
Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Arlington, VA
 
11:15 pm Luncheon Speaker
 
 
Introduction of Speaker:
Dr. Daryush ILA
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Technology Transfer
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC
 
Speaker:
Dr. Sammy Y. Choi
Director of Research at Womack Medical Center
Fort Bragg, NC
"Cape Fear Research Consortium"
 
12:15 pm Session XIII: Successful Innovative Center Development
 
 
Session Moderator:
Dr. Carla Padilla
Compliance and Export Control
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC
 
Dr. Shaik Jeelani
Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL
 
Dr. Matthew Hull
Associate Director
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA
 
1:00 pm Evaluations & Closing Remarks