Keynote Session with Dr. Diana Natalicio
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The LaSells Stewart Center, Austin Auditorium

Dr. Diana Natalicio has served as president of University Texas El Paso (UTEP) since 1988. During her long and distinguished career with the University, Dr. Natalicio has also served as vice president for academic affairs, dean of liberal arts, chair of the modern languages department and professor of linguistics. Her sustained commitment to provide all residents of the Paso del Norte region access to outstanding higher education opportunities has helped make UTEP a national success story as shared in the June 22, 2019 issue of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.

In 2017, Dr. Natalicio was named one of Fortune magazine’s Top 50 World Leaders.  In 2016, she was honored with the Hispanic Heritage Award in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, and she was included on the 2016 TIME 100 list of most influential people in the world.  In 2015, The Carnegie Corporation of New York honored Dr. Natalicio with its prestigious Academic Leadership Award. More information regarding Dr. Natalicio and her many accomplishments can be found here.

12 to 2 p.m.
26th Street in front of the CH2M HILL Alumni Center (weather permitting)

NEW: Pre-registration for the lunch is required. REGISTER by Fri., Aug. 30.

Did someone say, “Free lunch?” A free lunch is a great time to take a break, enjoy diverse and tasty luncheon fare, and meet friends. Lunch will be served on 26th Street in front of the CH2M HILL Alumni Center (weather permitting). Then, visit the OSU Expo in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center where booths and displays representing academic and business units from throughout OSU will be featured.



"UNLIKELY" documentary screening and panel discussion
2 to 5 p.m.
The LaSells Stewart Center, Austin Auditorium

A feature documentary from Three Frame Media filmmakers Jaye & Adam Fenderson, "UNLIKELY" investigates America’s college dropout crisis and the barriers students face in their pursuit of an education and meaningful career. Set in the cities of Akron, Atlanta, Boston and Los Angeles, five individuals navigate the college journey, fighting for a second chance at opportunity. Screening will be followed by a panel discussion regarding OSU's initiatives to address student success.