CGC Director speaking at First Tuesday Mixer on March 7 at 5:00 pm

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources' Office of Diversity and Pluralism hosts monthly First Tuesday Mixers, and the March speaker is our very own Director, Dr. Gretchen Neisler.

Opportunity Knocks Again: How Often Do You Open the Door to Something New?

with Dr. Gretchen Neisler

Tuesday March 7, 2017 5:00PM – 6:15PM

NEW LOCATION Phillips 153 - Abbott Seminar Room - Gallery at Snyder-Phillips.

Instructions for attending via Zoom Webinar at the RSVP link. 




As Director of the Center for Global Connections, a global organization with over 45 years of international development experience, Dr. Neisler oversees a team that is focused on reducing transaction costs for faculty and students to engage in global research and outreach opportunities. In addition to her administrative career, her international portfolio includes work across the Middle East, East Africa, West Africa, and Southeast Asia building sustainable partnerships within and for academic institutions. She has led workshops with faculties from institutes of higher education and other public sector professionals on curriculum development, capacity building, leadership development, gender inclusiveness in the workplace and learning from our development failures. Dr. Neisler co-founded the Academy for Global Engagement, a fellowship training program for early to mid-career faculty who are willing to both regularly participate in global activities and view their scholarship through a global lens.

Dr. Neisler will talk about her path to this work, and the opportunities created by taking a global perspective. 


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First Tuesday Mixers are an opportunity for all graduate students, faculty, visiting scholars, and peers to meet and exchange advice and support outside of a classroom. Please join us. You must RSVP in order to have a meal provided. 


The mission of the Office of Organization and Professional Development for Diversity and Pluralism (ODP) is to serve as a resource that faculty, staff and graduate students within the units of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) use to develop intentional efforts to recruit and retain diverse faculty, staff and graduate students to enhance teaching, research and extension.


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