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There is a great reason to visit Los Angeles this summer: HERI’s Diversity Research Institute, an intensive, hands-on and expert-led program that will give attendeess the tools to assess campus diversity and its impact on student outcomes. Participants will leave with new strategies on how to put their institutions on paths toward supporting and enhancing campus diversity and civic engagement initiatives.

This two-day program will be held on the UCLA campus June 16-17, 2015. Led by HERI Director, Sylvia Hurtado, attendees will gain the knowledge and confidence to make institutional improvements on their campuses.

Participants will learn about:

  • The latest diversity research
  • The importance of campus climate
  • The impact of diversity on student outcomes
  • Evidence on the educational benefits of diversity

Who should attend:

  • Diversity Affairs Officers
  • Student and Academic Affairs Administrators
  • Multicultural Center Directors/Staff
  • Campus Teams Focused on Undergraduate Initiatives


Adrianna Kezar

Dr. Kezar, Professor of Higher Education at the University of Southern California, is a national expert of change and leadership in higher education, and her research agenda explores the change process in higher education institutions and the role of leadership in creating change. She is a well-known qualitative researcher and has written several texts and articles about ways to improve qualitative research in education.

Sylvia Hurtado

Sylvia Hurtado is Professor and Director of the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA (HERI) in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Dr. Hurtado has published numerous articles and books related to her primary interest in student educational outcomes, campus climates, college impact on student development, STEM education, and diversity in higher education.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FEE: $600.00 ($650.00 after May, 16, 2015) REGISTER NOW


Lodging Information

To make lodging reservations at the Hotel Palomar in Westwood, please contact the Reservations Department at (424)901-7270 or Central Reservations at 1-(800) KIMPTON. Please mention that you are attending the "HERI Diversity Research Institute" (#11300802014) to obtain the discounted rate of $189/night (plus applicable taxes and fees). * Rooms at the special conference rate are limited..