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Conference Keynotes

Shane StinsonShane Stinson will be giving an ACUI Talk about his experiences navigating higher education as a transgender man. After graduating with bachelor’s degrees in psychology and women's and gender studies in 2015, he is now the guest relations coordinator at the University of Missouri, a member of the university's Student Affairs Inclusion Collective, and an inclusivity coordinator for the Region II Leadership Team. Stinson will share his experiences with transitioning, stories regarding the activism he engaged in during his undergraduate career, and insight on how to better support trans students and staff within student unions and university programs, policies, and practices.



Dr. Dan MaxwellDr. Dan Maxwell will be giving an ACUI Talk at the 2016 Region II conference. Maxwell came to the University of Houston in 2012 and serves as the associate vice chancellor for student affairs for the University of Houston System, as well as the associate vice president for student affairs at the University of Houston. Dr. Maxwell is a graduate of Syracuse University with a bachelor’s degree in personnel and industrial relations and the University of Miami with a master’s degree in higher educational leadership. He received his doctorate in higher education and student affairs from Indiana University. His research interests include campus ecology, creating purposeful space, and post occupancy evaluations.

Dr. Richard WalkerDr. Richard Walker is the vice chancellor for the University of Houston System and vice president for student affairs and enrollment at the University of Houston. He received his Ed.D. in higher education leadership from the University of Miami. His research area of interest is the relationships among student leadership experiences and learning outcomes. Dr. Walker will be the keynote speaker at the Welcome Dinner sharing his own personal and professional experiences by emphasizing the importance of how building your personal and professional reputation starts early in life and continues to develop with every experience and decision made.



Sean JoySean Joy will be giving an ACUI Talk about how to explore the fragility of the campus climate and the direct impact a simple action can have on the students higher education professionals have committed to support. Understanding how power, privilege, and systems of oppression circulate within collegiate environment is crucial in supporting the multitude of identities in which impact how our students are supported, learn, and grow. Sean will illustrate how intentionality, inclusion, and intersectionality can support unions professionals in becoming the catalyst for change within a college campus that is struggling in understanding the past in order to support the future.


Updated Nov. 2, 2016