Kathryn Epps Faculty Wellness Conference: Sustaining Our Sisters (S.O.S.)
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and its Faculty Success unit, with generous support from the Kathryn Epps Memorial Fund, the Epps family, and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, are pleased to announce the third Kathryn Epps Faculty Wellness Conference: Sustaining Our Sisters (S.O.S.) on Friday, May 6, 2022, 9:30am - 4:00pm.
The aims of the conference are to: (1) introduce practices shown to increase well-being, focus, and productivity; (2) provide a supportive environment where faculty can share their challenges and successes in the academy while healing from multiple pandemics; and (3) facilitate networking and connection opportunities. CETL is particularly grateful to the The Women of Color Leadership and Advancement (LEAD) Program at KSU, which provided the impetus for the inaugural Kathryn Epps Faculty Wellness event.
Dr. Kathryn Epps was a beloved member of the Kennesaw State University community. She was a tenured full professor of Accounting, and over time she served in leadership roles as Director of the School of Accountancy and Associate Dean of the Coles College of Business. Kathryn was passionate about mentoring underrepresented women in higher education and was involved in several national projects that championed that goal, including serving as a faculty on the PhD Project, which encourages Black/African-Americans, Latinx/Hispanic American and Native Americans to pursue Ph.D.’s in business creating role models and mentors for minority business students and helping diversify corporate America. We at CETL remember Dr. Epps for the strength and grace in her leadership.
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