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2016 ACHE Great Plains Regional Meeting

Morrison Hall, Southeastern Oklahoma State University


March 3 & 4, 2016
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Hallie McKinney Building
426 University Dr.
Durant, Oklahoma


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$95 Early Bird Rate for members -- Ends February 19th
$105 for non-members
$125 for all after Early Bird Rate
$35 for full-time students
$35 for half-day registration

Our Keynote Speakers

Chancellor Glen D. JohnsonChancellor Glen D. Johnson
Oklahoma State System of Higher Education

Dr. Glen D. Johnson is the chief executive officer for the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education. Dr. Johnson leads a state system comprised of 25 state colleges and universities, ten constituent agencies, two higher education centers and independent colleges and
universities coordinated with the state system. He reports to a constitutional board whose nine members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate.

Prior to this role, Dr. Johnson served as the 16th president of Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant for ten years, and before that as Director of Public Policy and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Oklahoma, College of Law. Prior to his work at the
University of Oklahoma, Dr. Johnson served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1982 to 1996 and was Speaker of the House from 1990 to 1996.

Dr. Johnson is an honors graduate of the University of Oklahoma, with an undergraduate degree in political science and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Oklahoma’s College of Law.

Dr. Kathleen Wong (Lau)Dr. Kathleen Wong (Lau)
Director, Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies

Dr. Kathleen Wong (Lau)’s areas of expertise are intergroup dialogue, intergroup empathy, inter-cultural communication, gender and communication, inter-cultural conflict management, women of color in academia, and women’s leadership in STEM disciplines. She has been a faculty member in communication studies and affiliate faculty member in women’s studies.

Dr. Wong (Lau) has also served as a senior consultant to the dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University and served as a curriculum writer, facilitator/trainer with Campus Women Lead, a national women’s leadership group affiliated with Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).

Dr. Wong (Lau) received her doctorate in Communication from Arizona State University, and she has published her research and opinion pieces on structural inequality within higher education and best practices for addressing multicultural leadership for social change from within institutions.

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Regional Awards

Nominations for the Exceptional Program Award are now being accepted. Nominations may be made for one-time or existing programs. There are three separate categories: credit, non-credit, and conference. Programs must have been conducted within the 18 months prior to the submission date.

Three major characteristics will be used to evaluate the nominated programs:

1. Originality or Innovations - Originality can emerge in many forms. In order to quality for an award, a program must be judged original or innovative in TWO or more of the following areas:

  • Serving a new or unique audience
  • Employing a new or unique delivery system
  • Marketing or promotion done in a new or unique way or using new materials
  • Cooperating in a new or different way with other institutions or in consortia
  • Cooperating with an outside agency or organization in a new or different way
  • Original or innovative topics, content, or program design

2. Program Success - To be judged a success, a program must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Meets its goals and objectives
  • Receives positive responses from audience as shown in evaluations
  • Meets budget requirements as defined by goals and objectives

3. Adaptability

  • The program should be able to serve as a model for other schools or be adaptable to other locations

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