Gardetto Selected to Serve on UW Steering Committee for Diversity
November 18, 2002
(Torrington, WY November 18, 2002) Anne Gardetto of Eastern Wyoming College was selected to serve on the University of Wyoming Steering Committee for Wyomings first symposium on diversity in higher education to be hosted November 21-22, 2002.
The conference will bring stakeholders from community colleges in Wyoming, western Nebraska and northern Colorado, and the University of Wyoming to focus on areas of recruitment, retention, and transfer of minority and adult students, students with disabilities, and international students. ?To achieve diverse student bodies, institutions must initiate sensitive and comprehensive strategies to reduce barriers and increase avenues of access in order to attract diverse students to higher education and to assure that these students graduate,? states Gardetto.
Gardetto will also serve as conference scribe for the session ?Recruiting and Retaining Ethnic Minority Students? working with Dr. Frank Sanchez, Vice President for Student Affairs at Adams State College. A summary of issues and recommendations from breakout sessions will be presented along with the sharing of an action plan designed to increase student diversity at institutions of higher education.
The symposium Making the Dream of Diversity a Reality is sponsored by Wyomings Higher Education Institutions, The Presidentss Advisory Committee for Minority and Women?s Affairs and The Daniels Fund Wyoming.