Monday, February 25, 2013

The Conversation Continues 2013

The Conversation continues.

The second College-wide Conversation on Inclusion will be held on March 13 from 1:00 – 4:15 p.m. In the Oak Room at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus.

Dr. Kyle Reyes will offer the presentation: From Crucial Conversations to Action: Our Individual and Collective Responsibility for Creating an Inclusive College.

Dr. Kyle Reyes has served for the past three and a half years as Special Assistant to UVU President Matthew Holland. Prior to his appointment in the President’s Office, Kyle worked at UVU for six years primarily in the development of programs and services for underrepresented students and communities (i.e. TRIO/Upward Bound, GEAR UP, Multicultural Center).

In 2007, Kyle created UVU’s Latino Initiative designed to increase student achievement among the growing Latino community. For his work in community outreach, service learning, and inclusive initiatives, Kyle has received a number of awards including: the Civically Engaged Staff Member Award from the Utah Campus Compact; UVU’s PACE Distinguished Employee Award; Adjunct Faculty of the Year Award; and the Executive Division Award of Excellence. He has taught courses in Multicultural Understanding, Intercultural Communications, and Community and Family Partnerships.

He served for a brief time as Director of Student Success and Retention before his appointment to the President’s Office. Kyle currently serves on a number of community boards and co-chairs the College Access Network for the Utah System of Higher Education. For his work on state-wide inclusion and diversity issues, Dr. Reyes received the 2013 Exemplary Educator for Diversity Award for the state of Utah from the National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME).

Kyle received his Ph.D. in Education Leadership and Policy from the University of Utah and was the recipient of the Elmo R. & Frances Bennion Morgan Fellowship. He is the Hip Hop club advisor at UVU and has been involved in cultural dancing for nearly 18 years. He has a beautiful and talented wife/partner and is the proud father of four boys and a girl.

The Conversation needs your voice.

Special note for Adjunct Faculty and Part-time Staff: Participation in this event is welcomed but voluntary. All members of the College community are invited to bring their unique insight, perspective, and experience to the Conversation.