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2017 State System Summit

Session 43

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2017 State System Summit

13-15 University Ave.
West Chester, PA 19382

Hiram G. Martinez
2017 Summit Chairperson
Phone: 610-436-2433

Global Week: Bridging Beyond the Margins of Diversity

  • 10:00 AM – 10:55 AM
  • SYKES ROOM 255

Global Week quickly became the largest campus-wide diversity initiative in East Stroudsburg University's modern history. It unites over 40 groups across different fields, with a third from Student Affairs staff, a third in Academic Affairs, and a third from student clubs and organizations. With about 21 programs spread across seven days, ESU deals with issues of inclusion, service, social justice and celebration of international traditions. ESU follows a model that expands through forums, debates, festivals, artistic displays, and powerful keynote presentations on topics of equality, human rights, and history of endurance that represent the colorful spectrum of our campus community.


Lori Brooks, WCU Student Volunteer


Fernando Alcántar, Director of Student Engagement at East Stroudsburg University
Fernando Alcántar was born and raised and Mexico and immigrated to the United States as a teenager, attending Azusa Pacific University in the Los Angeles County for his undergrad and graduate programs. He has traveled the world leading in Civic Engagement programs, has led massive multicultural initiatives throughout his career, and recently published his first book, To the Cross and Back: An Immigrant's Journey from Faith to Reason.

Cornelia Sewell-Allen, Dean of Student Life at East Stroudsburg University
Cornelia Sewell-Allen is a doctoral student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the Administration and Leadership Studies program. She obtained her BS from Syracuse University and MS in Secondary School Counseling from the University of Scranton. She has worked at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania for worked for 11years where she now serves as the Dean of Student Life. In her role, she oversees student affairs related offices, including Multicultural Affairs, LGBTQA, and the Women’s Center in addition to serving as an advocate, educator, advisor, mentor, and supporter for underrepresented students on campus.