LITTLE ROCK, AR – The White House Initiative on HBCUs Executive Director Dr. Ivory A. Toldson to serve as keynote speaker of this year’s eWINS conference which will be held April 26-29 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Dr. Toldson is scheduled to deliver his keynote address during the opening day of the conference on Wednesday, April 27 at 9 a.m. which will take place at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus.
The Division of Student Affairs at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, and the Marginalized Males Workforce and Education Consortium will present the Education, Workforce, and Innovation National Student Success Conference (eWINS), formerly known as the African American Male Initiative Consortium Conference.
The eWINS Conference started in 2010 with stakeholders throughout the state as the African American Male Initiative Consortium Conference to share best practices for retaining and graduating African American males.
This year, the conference committee decided to expand its focus to more adequately address the needs of underserved students such as African American men and women, Hispanic or Latino men and women, and others who are at risk of academic failures, due to socioeconomic disadvantage or other factors.
Through “Pipelines to Success: Innovative Strategies to Connect Marginalized Populations to the 21st Century,” the eWINS Conference aims to connect students to innovation strategies for learning to become well-rounded through:
Through “Pipelines to Success: Innovative Strategies to Connect Marginalized Populations to the 21st Century,” the eWINS Conference aims to connect students to innovative strategies for learning to become well-rounded through:
Education, becoming talented and responsible global citizens that benefit the
Workforce, producing highly-skilled and accountable professionals, who spark
Innovation, by being critical thinkers ready for evolving industries and technology in a
Nation poised for the future.
The registration conference cost ranges are as follow: Early-Bird Rate: $205 (Includes One General Admission and One Student Admission), Regular Rates: $230 (Standard Admission: Includes One General Admission and One student Admission), $50 (Student Admission: One Individual Undergraduate or Graduate Student). To register for the eWINS conference, please visit their website here.
About Dr. Toldson
Dr. Ivory A. Toldson was appointed by President Barack Obama to devise national strategies to sustain and expand federal support to HBCUs, as the executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He is currently on leave from his position as full professor at Howard University. He has also served as senior research analyst for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and editor-in-chief of The Journal of Negro Education, and contributing education editor for The Root, where he debunked some of the most pervasive myths about African-Americans in his Show Me the Numbers column.
Dr. Toldson has more than 65 publications, including 4 books, and more than 150 research presentations in 36 US states, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Scotland, South Africa, Paris, and Barcelona. He has been featured on MSNBC, C-SPAN2 Books, NPR News, POTUS on XM Satellite Radio, and numerous local radio stations. His research has been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Root, The National Journal, Essence Magazine, and Ebony Magazine.
According to Capstone Magazine, “Toldson has spent a lot of time traveling across the country talking with teachers about misleading media statistics that invariably either link Black males to crime or question their ability to learn.” Dr. Toldson was named in the 2014 and 2013 The Root 100, an annual ranking of the most influential African-American leaders.