“This discussion reaches beyond traditional university structures—labs, clinics and classrooms—to inquire how best to share the outcomes of the incredible work done on campus, so as to have a broader impact on how people interact with each other,” said Leena Palomo vice-chair of Faculty Senate and host of the event.
This panel discussion is a product of the “Think Big” strategic plan. The plan seeks to achieve deep social impact, disseminate discoveries and teaching beyond campus, and expand focus on our human interactions.
An interdisciplinary panel of faculty experts will review the presidential debate and upcoming election in light of creating broader opportunities and pathways for progress. Audience participation and contribution is encouraged.
Danielle Sydnor, CEO of We Win Strategies Group and president of the Cleveland Branch of the NAACP, will moderate the discussion. In both of her roles, she is fighting for the advancement of the community.
Panelists will be:
Kari Cunninham is president of the Greater Cleveland Dental Society, a university partner in the Give Kids a Smile Program. She is visiting assistant professor at CWRU School of Dental Medicine, a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Faye Gary is the Medical Mutual of Ohio Kent W. Clapp chair and professor of nursing at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine. She is founding director of the Provost Scholars Program, which includes a partnership with the East Cleveland City School District.
David B Miller is past chair of CWRU Faculty Senate. He is an associate professor at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and serves as the director of the International Education Program. Miller’s current research focus is on the health status of African American males. He is a Posse Project Mentor.
Anthony Peebles is director of diversity and corporate relations for CWRU. As part of the university’s Corporate Relations team, he is responsible for the identification, cultivation and solicitation of gifts, grants and contracts from alumni, community partners, and local and national corporations, with a focus on providing support for the university’s diversity Initiatives.