Larry Roper of Oregon State University will speak at 11 a.m. April 29 as part of the Dean of Students Cultural Competence Professional Development Series at Western Washington University.
Roper's presentation, "Leading Toward a Caring & Just Community," is open to WWU students, faculty and staff. It takes place in Viking Union Room 462 A and B. A pizza lunch and open session for students will follow the presentation.
Roper is a professor in the School of Language, Culture and Society and coordinator of the Social Justice Studies Program at OSU. He's also the coordinator of the College Student Services Administration Program there. Previously, he served as vice provost for Student Affairs from 1995 to 2014.
He currently serves as a commissioner with the state of Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission and as chair of the NASPA Faculty Fellows. He served a four-year term as editor of the NASPA Journal and six years as a commissioner with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. He has more than 50 publications in the form of book chapters, journal articles, magazine articles, book reviews and monographs. He is co-editor of the book "Teaching For Change: The Difference, Power and Discrimination Model" (2007) and "Supporting and Supervising Mid-Level Professionals: Charting a Path to Success" (2011). He has also served on more than 65 thesis or dissertation committees, having chaired more than 25.
For more information, contact Christina Van Wingerden at 360-650-3775. The event is sponsored by Eileen Coughlin, senior vice president in the Division of Enrollment and Student Services at Western, and by Target.