The University of Texas at Arlington

Staff Advisory Council

Staff Conference

SAC Staff Conference: Learn + Network + Engage

July 13-15, 2021
Virtually on Microsoft Teams



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The UTA Staff Conference is tailored to bringing staff together in a constructive collaborative manner. The event is an opportunity for staff to network, learn, and build relationships with co-workers and business support departments. The goal of the event is to initiate collaborative relationships where staff are connected in working towards the goal of excellent student support. This year we have a focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Please join us this year and learn how to take action!

Join the 4th Annual Staff Conference. This year's event will be conducted virtually via Teams from July 13-15, 2021. 

Virtual sessions are available each day at 10 AM and 3 PM. For the first time, we will also be running lunch and learn events every day from 1pm to 2pm.

Conference Schedule



Session Title


July 13

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Welcome & DEI Update

Dr. Teik Lim
Dr. Bryan Samuel

1: 00 PM - 2:00 PM

Equal Opportunity

Michelle Willbanks

1: 00 PM - 2:00 PM

Employee Assistance Program

Eddie Freeman

3: 00 PM - 4:00 PM

CHRO Update

Jewel Washington

July 14

10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Real Fear of Critical Race Theory

Dr. Pamela Hill

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Center for African American Studies

Patricia O’Brien

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Latinx Faculty and Staff Association

Cecilia Garcia-Blizzard
Julian Rodriguez

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Welcome to the team… now leave your identity at the door

Relius Johnson

July 15

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Cultural Awareness Change in OIT

Jeff Neyland, Erin Morgan, Jennifer Higgins, Tom George, Camthy Nguyen, Tabitha Wiles

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Accessibility for Staff

Laura Hopkins

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Student Access and Resource Center

Cynthia Lowrey

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Taking Accountability and Ownership of White Supremacy

Casie Wofford
Mistie Maskil

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Harold Brown


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