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If you plan to attend both the NADOHE & ACE conferences, you have 7 business days to complete your ACE registration to receive the discounted NADOHE registration rate. Reminder: To attend both conferences you must register with NADOHE & ACE. If you do not register with ACE within 7 business days, you will receive an invoice from NADOHE for the registration fee difference.

Early Bird Registration: September 12, 2016 - November 16, 2016
Advanced Registration: November 17, 2016 - February 23, 2017
February 24, 2017 - Onsite Registration: March 13 - March 15, 2017


Hotel Information:

Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
901 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001, US
Phone: (202) 824-9200 
Phone: (800) 228-9290 (Reservations)

Hotel reservations are exclusively for registered attendees. Please register before securing your hotel reservation.  

Reserve your reservation online: View the conference discounted pricing.

If you call to make your reservation, please mention that you are attending the American Council on Education’s 99th Annual Meeting to receive your discount rate. To receive the discount, please reserve your room by the hotel reservation deadline of Friday, February 10, 2017.

Room Rates:

One King Bed - $259
Two Double Beds - $259 

To receive the discounted room rate, please reserve your room in the ACE Annual Meeting room block by Friday, February 10, 2017, subject to availability. Taxes and fees are not included in the room rate.  There is a 14.5 percent state and occupancy tax. The rate (which includes these occupancy taxes) is $296.00. 

Overflow Conference Hotel Information:

Homewood Suites Washington DC Convention Center
465 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Hotel Main Phone: (202) 628-4663

To help accommodate your lodging needs for NADOHE Annual Conference, additional hotel rooms are available at the nearby Homewood Suites Washington DC Convention Center. Staying at Homewood Suites will ensure you are able to quickly and safely travel to the conference programming at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC. Check-in time is 3:00pm and check-out time is 12:00pm. The room rate is $249.00 plus a 14.5% occupancy tax (for a total cost of $285.11 per night). To receive the discount, please reserve your room by Friday, February 10, 2017. Space is based on availability.

The Henley Park Hotel Washington DC
926 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20001
Hotel Main Phone: (202) 638-5200

To help accommodate your lodging requirements for the 99th ACE Annual Meeting, we have secured overflow hotel sleeping rooms at the Henley Park Hotel Washington D.C. Staying at the Henley Park Hotel will ensure you are able to quickly and safely travel to the conference programming at the Marriott Marquis.

Nestled in the heart of downtown Washington, DC, the Henley Park Hotel is within 1-min walking distance to the Marriott Marquis DC (across the street). The Henley Park Hotel is a quick walk to popular restaurants, museums, the Verizon Center and Chinatown. Embrace the city’s captivating culture and venture into the vibrant urban hub at the Penn Quarter and Chinatown. Whether you are visiting for business or a sightseeing vacation, this downtown hotel, just steps from the Metro, puts DC at your doorstep. Conveniently located near the Green/Yellow Lines’ Mt. Vernon Square metro station (2 blocks) as well as the Red Line’s Chinatown metro station (6 blocks), you can easily get to any place in the city.

Blending historic charm with contemporary luxury, their spacious guest rooms and suites are designed for modern comfort. As one of the most intimate Washington, DC boutique hotels, they provide personalized services, including Bath & Body Works amenities, spa robes and slippers, and 24-hour room service. The Henley Park truly captures the essence of old and new to create an inviting urban retreat where you feel at home in the heart of Washington, DC.

For reservations, please call 202-638-5200 or 202-414-0503 and identify yourself by asking for American Council on Education. Individual cancellation policy is 72 hours prior to date of arrival. Check-in time is 3:00pm and check-out time is 12:00pm. The room rate is $229.00 plus a 14.5% occupancy tax (for a total cost of $262.21). To receive the discount, please reserve your room by Friday, February 17, 2017, based on availability.

 Click here to reserve your room online. When reserving online, please enter the promo code “ACE” when you select your arrival and departure dates.

 Reservations received after the cutoff date will be taken on a space and rate available basis.


Preliminary NADOHE Conference Schedule  

Monday, March 13 

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - NADOHE Preconference Institutes (All Registered Attendees are Invited to Attend!)
Topics include:

  • Intercultural Dialogue
  • Diversity Equity, and Inclusion in the Global Context
  • NADOHE Membership Survey Results
  • Community Colleges and the Emerging Role of Chief Diversity Officers

5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Dr. John Hope Franklin Reception by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education (Open to All Registered Attendees!)

Tuesday, March 14

7:00 a.m. - 8: 15 a.m. - NADOHE Networking Breakfast 

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - NADOHE/ACE Joint Concurrent Session

9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - ACE Closing Session (Open to All Registered Attendees for Both the ACE and NADOHE Conferences!)

11:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch On Your Own, NADOHE Chapter Meetings

1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - NADOHE Opening Keynote Presentation, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, III, President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. - NADOHE Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Session 1          
Refocusing Diversity Learning for the Trump Era: Effective Strategies for the Aftermath of the 2016 Presidential Election

This presentation will offer academic professionals in charge of diversity learning concrete strategies for refocusing diversity learning in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election.  Draw strength from leaders, community, successes and view this state of affairs as an opportunity. Emphasize personal empowerment when engaging diverse peers, teachers and colleagues.

Moderator:      Kumea Shorter-Gooden, Ph.D.
                      Special Assistant to the President 
                      University of Maryland, College Park

Presented by:  Alison Akant, M.Ed., J.D.
                      Founder & Director of Content
                      DiversityEdu, LLC.

                                William B. Harvey, Ph.D.
                        Distinguished Scholar
                        American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity  

Concurrent Session 2
Emerging from Within: How CDOs Can Use Organizational Sagas to Advance Diversity

Emerging from Within is a research based, oral history project aimed at capturing the unstudied histories of diversity advocates at a large, comprehensive university in the South. Featured is the outgrowth of a CDO and Deputy CDO who identified the need to understand the histories of diversity advocates at the University as a way to 1) inform and support contemporary diversity-focused initiatives and 2) address the collective understandings of diversity accomplishments within an organization and how they are reflected in organizational practices and values.

Moderator:      Jeffrey Carr, Sr., Ed.D.
                      Chief Diversity Officer, Office of the President
                      Associate Vice President Student Development
                      Adjunct Faculty, Sociology and Social Work
                      Point Loma Nazarene University

Presented by:  Erik L. Malewski, Ph.D.
                      Chief Diversity Officer
                      Professor of Curriculum Studies
                      Kennesaw State University

                      Nathalia Jaramillo, Ph.D.
                      Author & Lecturer

Concurrent Session 3
Success through Leadership and Advocacy in the Netherlands: The Emergence of the CDO Position in an International Context.

In 2015, for the first time in the history of the Netherlands, three chief diversity officers were appointed. Having completed their first year on the job, these new CDOs have the unique opportunity to provide conference attendees with an inside view of the trials and successes of being the first to assume the CDO role in the Netherlands. Presenters will share strategies to institutionalize diversity and inclusion efforts from an international prospective and will highlight initiatives focused on capacity building for diversity and inclusion in postsecondary education in the Netherlands.

Moderated by: Jewell Winn, Ed.D.
                      Deputy Chief Diversity Officer and Senior International Officer
                      Tennessee State University

Presented by:  Frank Tuitt, Ph.D.
                      Senior Advisor to the Chancellor and Provost for Diversity & Inclusion
                      Professor of Higher Education
                      University of Denver

                      Johanna J.M. Takkenberg
                      Professor of Clinical Decision Making in Cardio-Thoracic Interventions
                      Erasmus University Medical Center, Netherlands

                      Mary Tupan-Wenno
                      Executive Director of ECHO
                      Center for Diversity Policy, Netherlands

                      Karen van der Zee, Ph.D.
                      Professor of Organizational Psychology
                      Dean of the Faculty of Social Science
                      Holds a chair in Intercultural Competency
                      Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
                      Isabel Hoving, Ph.D.

                      Saran Stewart, Ph.D.
                      Lecturer of Comparative Higher Education in the Faculty of Humanities and Education
                      University of the West Indies, Mona Campus

Concurrent Session 4
Working Towards Inclusive Excellence: Designing and Implementing a Diversity and Inclusion Course

During this session, you will learn about a certificate course on Diversity and Inclusion for Administrators and Faculty. It is designed to expand employees’ knowledge on issues of diversity and inclusion, and broaden the campus learning environment beyond the classroom. In addition, these discussions enhance cultural competencies and strengthen the practice of inclusion. Participants will be introduced to the design and implementation of the course, review assessment tools and gain ideas about how to design a course specific to their campus.

Moderated by: Jeanne Arnold, MSW, Ed.D.
                      Chief Diversity Officer
                      Gettysburg College

Presented by:  Gretchel L. Hathaway, Ph.D.
                      Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, CDO
                      Union College

                      Jason Benitez, M.A.
                      Director of Multicultural Affairs
                      Union College

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - NADOHE Annual Membership Meeting

6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - NADOHE Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, March 15

7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - NADOHE Networking Breakfast and Poster Session

9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Session 5                                                                                    
Mentoring Across Differences for Female Chief Diversity Officers

In coming together to form a mentoring relationship, the presenters will discuss how their relationship is critical for higher education administrative positions such as CDOs where the individuals must, by virtue of their position and responsibilities, challenge the members of the institutional leadership to continue their diversity and inclusion efforts. Key values of the mentoring relationship will be identified and participants will gain knowledge about the mentoring needs of CDOs.

Moderator:      Carmen Suarez, Ph.D.
                      Vice President, Global Diversity and Inclusion
                      Portland State University

Presented by:  Amanda Kim, Ph.D.
                      Senior Advisor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
                      Title IX Coordinator
                      St. Norbert College

                      Venessa A. Brown, Ph.D.
                      Associate Chancellor
                      Chief Diversity Officer
                      Professor of Social Work
                      Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

Concurrent Session 6
Making Room in our Campus: Understanding, Supporting, and Including Transgender Students

This workshop will offer an interactive space to engage in conversation and reflection on the ways our campuses and programs (face-to-face, online, and abroad) could become spaces where gender non-binary, transgender and cis-students develop a sense of well-being and belonging, learn from and with each other, embrace language, actions, and policies that speak of respect for each other’s individualities and celebrates the diversity that each community member brings to the fabric of our institutions.

Moderator:      Jeanne Arnold, MSW, Ed.D.
                      Chief Diversity Officer
                      Gettysburg College

Presented by: Graciela Slesaransky-Poe, Ph.D.
                     Professor and Former Founding Dean, School of Education
                     Arcadia University

Concurrent Session 7
Responding to a Discriminatory Incident at School

Lee Mun Wah will explore with the group how to foster a culturally competent and sensitive academic community that is able to embrace and respond to diversity. Participants will: understand how one’s personal and community history affects one’s self-esteem and sense of safety; learn ways to respond with honesty and compassion when a conflict occurs that involves a diversity issue; learn how to create a sense of community and understanding amongst a diverse culture of people and discuss actual incidents of intolerance that have happened on their campuses. There will also be an opportunity to brainstorm culturally sensitive responses.

Moderator:      Jeffrey Carr, Sr., Ed.D.
                      Chief Diversity Officer, Office of the President
                      Associate Vice President Student Development
                      Adjunct Faculty, Sociology and Social Work
                      Point Loma Nazarene University

Presented by:  Lee Mun Wah, M.A., M.S.
                      Internationally renowned Chinese American documentary filmmaker, author, poet, Asian Folkteller, educator, community therapist
                      and master diversity trainer.  
                      StirFry Seminars & Consulting

Concurrent Session 8
A New Model for Advancing Inclusive Excellence

With the rapidly increasing diversity of today’s students, it is critical that campus leaders have useful frameworks for cultivating more inclusive campuses. Accordingly, this presentation focuses on the Culturally Engaging Campus Environments (CECE) model of success among diverse college student populations. The CECE model is based on over three decades of research and outlines the nine elements of campus environments that allow students to thrive regardless of their backgrounds and identities.

Moderator:      Kumea Shorter-Gooden, Ph. D.
                      Special Assistant to the President
                      University of Maryland, College Park

Presented by: Samuel Museus, Ph.D.
                     Associate Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs
                     Indiana University, Bloomington

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - NADOHE Closing Keynote Presentation: The Equity Imperative: Make America Just

 Presented by:  Estela Mara Bensimon, Director and Professor
                       Center for Urban Education, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern

Higher education leaders and policymakers have been reluctant to embrace racial equity in educational outcomes as an institutional responsibility but in the last few years we have experienced a shift in practices and language that indicate greater acceptance of racial equity as a legitimate and essential goal.   But in the current political environment racial equity as a goal is seriously threatened and the work of equity and diversity advocates will become even more challenging. In her talk, Professor Bensimon will discuss the ways in which diversity leaders can provide moral and educational leadership to advance the equity agenda within their campuses.

12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. - Conference Closing Remarks




Leading Higher Education Towards Inclusive Excellence