Dr. Jeff McKinney to Deliver Diversity Week Address
Web Editor - Published: April 10, 2009
 McKinneyJeff3On Thursday April 16th at 4:30 p.m. in the Barrister’s Club, Dr. Jeff McKinney, President of the Angkor Group, will lead a collaborative discussion entitled “The Business Case for Diversity: Why we need it, how we achieve it.” Sponsored by the SBA, ATLA, and Parents Attending Law School as part of Diversity Week, the presentation will examine the importance of diversity in the legal profession, the struggle to attract and retain diverse attorneys, and how diversity can enhance overall performance.

Dr. McKinney graduated from Indiana University, earning a BA and MA in Speech Communication and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration. He spent 12 years teaching at Indiana University, teaching courses on a variety of topics including; cultural awareness, white privilege, GLBT issues, social/class privilege, public speaking, and business communication. As Senior Associate Director of the Project on Academic Success at Indiana University, Dr. McKinney assisted 16 colleges and universities in the State of Indiana in examining enrollment and retention of minority student population. He also helped develop programs to assist schools in recruiting and retaining more students from underrepresented backgrounds.

Currently teaching communication courses at Harold Washington College, Dr. McKinney recently created The Angkor Group, to address the issues of multiculturalism and diversity in law firms, other professional services firms, educational institutions, corporations, and nonprofit organizations.

Dinner will be provided.