Northwest Ohio HERC Cluster Meeting: Broadening the Diversity Conversation

Oct 13, 2016, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Bowling Green State University Student Union Bowling Green, Ohio 43403

Northwest Ohio HERC Cluster Meeting
Broadening the Diversity Conversation
Thursday, October 13, 2016
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bowling Green State University Student Union
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403 


Dear HERC Members,

We cordially invite our member institutions to attend a meeting of the Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia HERC on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Bowling Green State University. RSVP by October 4 at this link to attend the meeting

The theme of the meeting is Broadening the Diversity Conversation and will offer stimulating professional development and networking for faculty, administrators, diversity/inclusion professionals, and talent acquisition staff involved in dual-career and diversity related recruitment and retention.

Our featured presentation will be "Keep It Real", a diversity workshop and training presented by Ralph Newell, Vice President at Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. A long-time HERC partner, Diverse (formerly Black Issues In Higher Education), has been America’s premier news source for information on diversity in the academy since its founding in 1984.

The meeting will open with a facilitated discussion titled Recruiting & Retaining Latino/a Faculty, followed by a luncheon, and the "Keep It Real" workshop. We will end the day with a discussion of the Northwest Ohio cluster priorities and next steps.

"Keep It Real" is a high-impact, transformative diversity/inclusion engagement game that allows participants to learn from one another. This interactive workshop is customized for each higher education audience presentation and has been utilized with administrators, faculty, students and staff. Please RSVP at this link by October 4, 2016.  As always the meeting is free for members with an unlimited number of of participants per institution.

The agenda for the meeting, Ralph Newell's biography, and parking information are provided below. If you have any questions please contact us at 216-713-0200 or by email We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Bowling Green State University!


Northwest Ohio HERC Cluster Meeting

Broadening the Diversity Conversation

Thursday, October 13, 2016
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Bowling Green State University Student Union, Room 201
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403



 10:30 am - 11:00 am

 Registration and Networking

 11:00 am


 11:05 am - 12:00

Recruiting & Retaining Latino Faculty facilitated by Pablo Mitchell, PhD, Associate Dean and Professor of History and Comparative American Studies, Oberlin College

  • How can our HERC collectively address the challenges to recruitment and retention of Latino/a faculty?
    • What gaps are present in our diversity and inclusion outreach?
    • What are the unique challenges and obstacles to recruiting domestic and international Latino/a faculty?
    • What issues of implicit bias are present in Latino/a faculty recruitment?

 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

 Buffet lunch and Networking

  • Registration for workshop only attendees

 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

 Diversity Workshop - "Keep It Real"

  • Facilitated by Ralph Newell, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

 Northwest Ohio HERC Cluster Priorities and Next Steps




Parking: Parking is limited and requires a permit. We encourage car pooling where possible. Parking permits and maps will be emailed to registered attendees on October 7, 2016.

Hotel: BEST WESTERN Falcon Plaza, 1450 East Wooster Street  419-352-5351. $79+tax per night. Complimentary parking available to guest in the hotel’s outdoor lot.

Ralph Newell
Vice President for Business Development & Technology
Cox, Matthews & Associates, Inc. (CMA)

Ralph Newell has served in a variety of leadership positions at Cox, Matthews since 1991 and is currently the Vice President for Business Development & Technology. As VP Ralph is responsible for the company's business development strategies, technology-related activities, websites and related e-commerce activities for Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, The Journal of EDM Finance,,,, Diverse Careers, CCNewsNow, Diverse Business, Diverse Military and Diverse Health.
In addition, Ralph is Vice President of CMA’s non profit research arm The Diversity In Education Fund where he has played an integral role in developing, securing and performing diversity related research and consulting for organizations such as the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Kellogg Foundation, National Science Foundation, and Thurgood Marshall College Fund among others.
Ralph regularly speaks at conferences and universities on diversity recruitment and has conducted the Keep It Real-Diverse workshops at a number of institutions as well as for the Conference Board, ACPA and the National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE).

Ralph received his undergraduate degree from the College of William & Mary, his master's in business administration from George Mason University, and has done additional post graduate studies in publishing at Stanford University.