Conference keynote speakers announced

The Michigan ACE Women’s Network announced keynote speakers for its annual conference, set for June 5-6 at the Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol.

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Susan E. Borrego

The keynote speaker on June 6 will be Susan E. Borrego, chancellor of the University of Michigan-Flint. Borrego is a nationally renown leader and advocate for student success, particularly for traditionally under-represented students. She also has served on numerous boards and national task forces, including as a team leader for the AASCU Hispanic Success study, chair of NASPA undergraduate fellows program, and consultant for the Irvine Campus Diversity Initiative project.

Since coming to the University of Michigan-Flint in August 2014, Borrego quickly established herself as a community partner and UM-Flint as a regional comprehensive university dedicated to research, innovation, and investments that advance the campus and community. In August 2015, Borrego announced a strategic alliance with the Crim Fitness Foundation to benefit the health and wellness of the community, including welcoming the Crim as part of the UM-Flint campus.

Borrego received a bachelor’s degree in speech and communication from Northwest Nazarene College, master’s degree in social science: student development from Azusa Pacific University, and a doctoral degree in education from Claremont Graduate School.

Morning and afternoon speakers for June 5, hosted by the Women of Color Collaborative, will be Denise B. Maybank, vice president for Student Affairs and Services at Michigan State University, and DeAngela Burns-Wallace is the vice provost for Undergraduate Studies at University of Kansas.

Denise Maybank

Denise Maybank

A native of New York City, Maybank has a doctoral degree in counseling and school psychology from Michigan State University, a master’s degree in educational administration from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.

Prior to returning to her alma mater, she was associate to the president in the University of Nebraska’s central administration. Maybank has served on the faculty or as an administrator at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine, the College of New Jersey, and the University of Nebraska–Omaha.

She currently serves as commissioner of the Greater Lansing Area Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission. She has served as co-chair of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities’ Council on Student Affairs Executive Committee and as a member of the Lansing Community Board of Ele’s Place, a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to creating awareness of and support for grieving children, teens, and their families.

DeAngela Burns-Wallace

DeAngela Burns-Wallace

Burns-Wallace was selected as an American Council on Education Fellow for the 2013-2014 academic year, working directly with presidents and other senior leaders, observing how the institution and its leaders address strategic planning, resource allocation, development, policy, and other issues and challenges.

Burns-Wallace served as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State, where she worked in Guangzhou and Beijing, China; Pretoria, South Africa; and in Washington, D.C.

She holds a dual bachelor’s degree in international relations and African American studies from Stanford University, a master’s degree in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs at Princeton University, and a doctorate in education from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on issues of access and success for students of color and low-income students throughout higher education as well as equity-minded leadership.