June 1, 2014

UW Community Attends 10th Annual Kelly Lecture

By Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

Faculty, staff, students and community members attended the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity’s 10th annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture presented by Cheryl A. Metoyer on April 24, at the Alder Hall Auditorium.

Metoyer’s lecture titled “Are We There Yet? The Four Directions in Native American Higher Education,” examined the challenges and experiences of Native American students in their pursuit of higher education. She drew on her research of indigenous knowledge systems to map the historical development of Native Americans in higher education through the physical, mental, social and spiritual domains of Native American philosophy.

Metoyer is an associate professor and associate dean for research in the Information School, and an adjunct associate professor in American Indian Studies.

Sheila Edwards Lange, vice president for minority affairs and vice provost for diversity, offered opening remarks, along with Information School Dean Harry Bruce. Prior to the lecture, attendees enjoyed a reception with Metoyer at the Alder Hall Commons.

Inaugurated in 2005, this annual lecture is named in honor of the late Dr. Samuel E. Kelly, the first vice president for the UW Office of Minority Affairs. The series is dedicated to acknowledging the work of distinguished faculty research focusing on diversity and social justice.

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