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Real Talk Series: Unpacking Systemic Racism In Corporate Culture

  • Friday, February 5, 2021
    4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Real Talk System Racism Series

The Real Talk Unpacking and Combatting Systemic Racism webinar series conversations continue in 2021. Register now.

Real Talk Series: Unpacking Systemic Racism In Corporate Culture


Dr. Tierney Bates, a Cleveland, Ohio native, joins Student Affairs as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Special Projects and Interim Executive Director of University Career Services. Dr. Bates has a distinguished higher education career, including previous service as Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at Virginia Union University and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at North Carolina Central University.  He has also held positions at the University of Louisville, the University of Tennessee, and Bowling Green State University. Dr. Bates has a wide breadth of experience in multiple Student Affairs functions, including career services, advising, housing, multicultural and diversity initiatives, student engagement and leadership, student conduct, and orientation.  In addition, Dr. Bates is a sought-after speaker and facilitator in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion, fundraising, and career coaching.  Dr. Bates holds a doctorate of education in educational leadership from Spalding University, in addition to an MBA from Bryan College and a master’s degree in higher education administration and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Akron. He loves movies and sports and is a former lacrosse player.

Roderick Lewis, MBA, CPC, Director of External Relations at UCS, business coach and talent consultant with expertise in diversity and inclusion, performance improvement, and career management. He has advised employers on talent acquisition strategies, employee engagement, and employer branding goals. Roderick worked as a human resources consultant in corporate America focusing on international recruiting, diversity and inclusion, and employee performance for Latin America, Spain, and the US.

Hosted and moderated by the Multicultural, American Indian and Retention Services (MAIR) Department at Metropolitan State University






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