17th Annual Washington State
Faculty & Staff of Color in Higher
October 31 - November 2, 2012
Lakeway Inn & Convention Center
We invite you to participate in this year's
For us, just as for the students we serve, diversity in Washington higher education provides many
challenging opportunities. This conference explores ways of engaging the resources of our institutions
so that all of us can enjoy success in our daily work and careers.
To create networks for ongoing dialogue on issues impacting professional and career
opportunities in all sectors of higher education.
To develop greater awareness and visibility of policies and plans established to enhance the
institutional climate, access, and educational quality in higher education in Washington.
To increase our capacity as employers in higher education to inspire, model, and lead in the
effort to combat racism, promote ethnic and racial diversity, and achieve excellence in higher
This conference offers a wealth of resources, contact, and support for faculty, administrators,
professional and classified staff, and other employees. Participants will have opportunities to
discuss issues and share strategies that promote career opportunities and advancement.
The issues we address in this conference are central to the future of higher education in
Washington and our campus communities. We invite you to use the conference as a resource
for learning about meaningful ways to define the vital ties between diversity and higher
education in Washington.
The FSOCC Planning Committee