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Student Engagement and Leadership is hosting Dr. Derek Greenfield as the keynote speaker for the Oz Pathway to Leadership - Spring Leadership Conference.  

Greenfield is a nationally recognized thought leader, speaker, educator and activist committed to inclusive excellence and positive change.  With his dynamic, interactive style and transformational ideas, Greenfield's powerful workshops and keynote presentations have inspired and informed audiences from Texas to Tonga, with clients including CBS Sports, Visa, Progress Energy, Tinder, the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks and over 300 colleges and universities. 

Furthermore, his work has been featured in media outlets such as ESPN, HuffPost Live, Hot97 Radio, Sports Illustrated, Seattle Times and HBCU Digest.  A former tenured faculty member, Greenfield most recently served as Vice President for Student Engagement and Campus Life/Chief Diversity Officer at Kentucky State University, where he spearheaded a dramatic turnaround in campus culture and retention.    

Dr. Greenfield earned his BA and MA in Sociology from Northwestern University, a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from the University of Washington, and an Ed.D. from Cape Peninsula University of Technology in South Africa.  He is a proud Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.


Dr. Greenfield's Keynote for the Spring Leadership Conference will be: Better Together: Building Compassionate, Innovative, and Inclusive Communities in Times of Challenge


This exciting, interactive keynote session delivers a transformational opportunity for participants to learn powerful insights for supporting themselves as well as the entire campus to maintain positive attitudes and achieve optimal performance. 

Considering the challenges of the past few years, people must continue to honor the importance of relationships in fostering safe and empowering spaces that  can help advance meaningful change.  By modeling approaches to break down barriers and establish spaces of inclusive excellence, the presenter offers a real-time encounter that will offer practical strategies for implementation in the work of campus leaders and help create an even deeper sense of community at Oswego.  The session concludes with a special opportunity for participants to share more openly and celebrate one another, offering a dynamic experience that fosters enhanced trust and commitment.  Take advantage of this special time to learn, laugh, play and celebrate one another and the work they do together.


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