Speakers announced for conference Day 1

Two speakers have been announced for the first day, June 5, of the Michigan ACE Women’s Network Conference, which is hosted by the Women of Color Collaborative. The conference is June 5-6 at the Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol.

Morning speaker
Denise Maybank, vice president for Student Affairs and Services, Michigan State University

Denise Maybank

Denise Maybank

Denise B. Maybank, vice president for Student Affairs and Services at Michigan State University, is an advocate for students, focused on promoting learning outcomes while sustaining engaged student experiences.

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.

Luncheon speaker
DeAngela Burns-Wallace, vice provost for Undergraduate Studies, University of Kansas

DeAngela Burns-Wallace

DeAngela Burns-Wallace

DeAngela Burns-Wallace is the vice provost for Undergraduate Studies at University of Kansas. Prior to moving to KU, she held the role of assistant vice provost for Undergraduate Studies at the University of Missouri as well as the assistant vice provost for Enrollment Management and Director of Access Initiatives. She also served as assistant dean in the Office of Undergraduate Admission at Stanford University.

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.