Hanover College's Green to Serve on Diversity Committee

Mar 30, 2011, 18:17 ET from Hanover College

HANOVER, Ind., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE®), a program of the Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies at the University of Oklahoma, has selected Assistant Director of Admission Monica M. Green for membership on its national advisory committee.

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NCORE began in 1988 to address the resurgence of racist incidents in higher education. Since its inception, NCORE has evolved into a vital national resource for higher education institutions, providing an annual multicultural forum that attracts Black/African-Americans, Native Americans, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Latino/as, and European Americans representing campuses across the United States.

"I am incredibly excited and humbled by this appointment," said Green. "This accomplishment adds to Hanover College's growing list of achievements in developing a community that is culturally diverse and welcoming."

The conference, which has had as many as 2500 attendees from across the U.S., focuses on the complex task of creating and sustaining comprehensive institutional change designed to improve racial and ethnic relations on campus and to expand opportunities for educational access and success by culturally diverse, traditionally underrepresented populations.

Another goal is to provide a significant forum for discussion, critical dialogue and exchange of information as institutions search for effective strategies to enhance access, social development, education, positive communication and cross-cultural understanding in culturally diverse settings.

As a member of the advisory committee, Green's role will be to assist in setting a vision for the conference or make recommendations regarding the program, keynote speakers and special events. Her three-year term began March 1.

To learn more about NCORE, visit www.ncore.ou.edu.

SOURCE Hanover College