Multicultural Faculty Commission

  West Chester University

Lei Zhu, Ph.D.
304 Anderson Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-430-5671

Multicultural Faculty Commission (MFC)

2016 Multicultural Faculty Commission (MFC) 11th Annual Retreat

When: Friday, March 4, 2016

Location: Graduate Business Center (Room 305)

Time: 9 AM-1:30 PM. Lunch will be served at 12 noon

Are you operating as a silo at WCU? You know, come in, do your job, and go home. Do you have a professional career you envisioned when you received your advanced degree?

There have been so many changes and transitions at WCU that they warrant a conversation. So, please Let us make the TIME to GATHER and CONVERGE again.

This year's retreat is different from all others in that we have Dr. Richard Cooper from Widener University helping us discern what has worked at other universities in highlighting, celebrating, and supporting multicultural faculty. Who is Richard Cooper? Dr. Cooper is a clinical Assistant Professor in Widener University. His research is focused on culturally centered educational pedagogy, therapeutic methodological frameworks, healing, counseling agency-based practice, and emancipation oriented paradigms for African Americans and other disempowered populations. Dr. Cooper has worked as a social worker and educator in various urban centers including Coatesville, PA, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, PA, Chester, PA, and Wilmington, DE. Dr. Cooper's life's work and teaching reflect the fact that our collective worldview must continue to construct positive realities that can and should be expressed about these public spaces and the people that inhabit them.

We hope that you SUPPORT us as we attempt to shape an environment that goes beyond diversity and moves into inclusion.