Dr. Dianne Kipnes Library Announcement: Celebrating a New Gift and Launching a Fundraising Campaign

2022-05-17T19:56:57-07:00

Fielding Graduate University receives a generous commitment from The Dianne and Irving Kipnes Foundation and launches a fundraising campaign for the Dr. Dianne Kipnes Library Endowment.  Dianne Kipnes, Ph.D., 1998 School of Psychology alumna and convocation speaker for Fielding’s summer 2016 graduation ceremony, and her spouse, Mr. Irving Kipnes, have pledged $1,000,000 to establish the Dr. Dianne Kipnes Library Endowment.  Previously, Dr. Kipnes shared that she believed that libraries are essential to human development and academic learning. She added: “The education of Fielding students is of particular importance because of the influence graduates will have on both individuals and groups. [...]

Dr. Dianne Kipnes Library Announcement: Celebrating a New Gift and Launching a Fundraising Campaign2022-05-17T19:56:57-07:00

VP of DEI Statement Regarding Buffalo Mass Shooting

2022-05-16T16:56:22-07:00

Dear Fielding Community, Our nation experienced a tragic event on May 14th in Buffalo, New York. As many of you know, a gunman killed ten people and injured three at a grocery store mid-day. At least eleven of the individuals were Black, and the neighborhood was intentionally chosen because of the high percentage of Black people who live there. The person who committed this crime boldly admitted to being a racist and a proponent of white supremacy. Tragedies such as this have become all too common in this, “our America.” Acts of senseless violence rooted in extremism remind us that [...]

VP of DEI Statement Regarding Buffalo Mass Shooting2022-05-16T16:56:22-07:00

Alum Telletha Valenski, Ed.D., Appointed Director of West Campus at San Juan College

2022-05-16T14:00:16-07:00

STAR ALUMNI ALERT: Leadership for Change Program alum Telletha Valenski, EdD’21, will serve as the next director of West Campus at San Juan College.  Prior to this appointment, Dr. Valenski was a School Health Education Specialist with Northern Navajo Medical Center. She also served on New Mexico State Chiropractic Board. Dr. Valenski is a founder and board member of Dream Diné Charter School.  Dr. Valenski’s dissertation title is Dancing to Learn Navajo: Assessing Levels of Perceived Learning Enjoyment in Young Dual-Language Navajo Students following a Short Session of Aerobic Dance. For her dissertation research, Dr. Valenski introduced a dose of [...]

Alum Telletha Valenski, Ed.D., Appointed Director of West Campus at San Juan College2022-05-16T14:00:16-07:00

Alum Suzanne Ames, Ed.D., Named Peninsula College’s Next President

2022-05-04T00:15:06-07:00

FIELDING STAR ALUMNI ALERT: Peninsula College names Dr. Suzanne Ames the next president. Board of Trustees Chair Mike Glenn shared: “Dr. Ames has worked her entire career preparing for this opportunity, and we could not be more pleased she will be the next President of Peninsula College. Her open, collaborative leadership style and commitment to teaching and learning will be a great asset to the College community.” Suzanne Ames, Ed.D. Dr. Ames previously served as Associate Vice President of Instruction at Lake Washington Institute of Technology. Dr. Ames earned a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership for Change [...]

Alum Suzanne Ames, Ed.D., Named Peninsula College’s Next President2022-05-04T00:15:06-07:00

Alum Sheila Bergman, Ph.D., appointed Executive Director of Catalina Museum for Art and History

2022-05-02T23:07:10-07:00

FIELDING STAR ALUMNI ALERT: Catalina Museum for Art and History announces Sheila Bergman, Ph.D., as the museum’s new Executive Director.  Prior to joining the museum, Dr. Bergman served as the Executive Director of UCR ARTS, the University of California, Riverside’s internationally recognized arts center. Fielding Alum Sheila Bergman, Ph.D. Growing up in the Los Angeles area, Dr. Bergman has a long history of visiting Catalina Island with family and friends. Her family’s connection to the island was further strengthened when her daughter was married at Descanso Beach. She is also passionate about sea kayaking and looks forward to [...]

Alum Sheila Bergman, Ph.D., appointed Executive Director of Catalina Museum for Art and History2022-05-02T23:07:10-07:00

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Reflections from V.P. of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

2022-04-29T14:19:55-07:00

Fielding is proud to join the nation in recognizing Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. This is a time to acknowledge and celebrate those who make up the fastest growing racial or ethnic group in the United States. Their cultures, diverse stories and contributions, scholarship, and achievements have enriched the country’s culture and history—and our global Fielding community. Let us be clear, we cannot celebrate heritage without acknowledging history. These achievements were not without struggle, and within that struggle came perseverance and hope. As a nation, we must honestly acknowledge and address the Chinese Exclusion Act of [...]

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Reflections from V.P. of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion2022-04-29T14:19:55-07:00

Alum Tony Byers, Ph.D., appointed Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer

2022-04-15T02:22:29-07:00

Tony Byers, Ph.D. FIELDING STAR ALUMNI ALERT: Tony Byers, Ph.D., is appointed as Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer at Spenser Stuart, a consulting firm that helps leaders, teams, and organizations. In the press release about his appointment, Dr. Byers says: “Elevating the outcomes of diversity, equity, and inclusion to one of the most important business imperatives of our time is my passion.” Dr. Byers is a 2006 graduate of Fielding’s Human and Organizational Development Program. His dissertation is “Building Support for Diversity Programs among Senior Management in Organizations.” He also authored The Multiplier Effect of Inclusion: How Diversity [...]

Alum Tony Byers, Ph.D., appointed Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer2022-04-15T02:22:29-07:00

The Role of Community Colleges in Advancing Social Justice and Economic Equity

2022-04-15T12:58:57-07:00

The Role of Community Colleges in Advancing Social Justice and Economic Equity Higher Education Leadership Panel Discussion Thursday, April 28, 2022 10:00 – 11:00 AM Los Angeles | 1:00 – 2:00 PM New York Community colleges play a significant role in the U.S. educational system: they offer flexible access to educational opportunities to students of diverse backgrounds. Join School of Leadership Studies Dean Dr. Barbara Mink and her distinguished guests. The panel of experts in the field will discuss how community colleges nationwide have the potential to advance social justice and economic equity in the U.S. Register for Event [...]

The Role of Community Colleges in Advancing Social Justice and Economic Equity2022-04-15T12:58:57-07:00

Remembering Connie Goldman, a Positive Aging Visionary

2022-04-07T00:13:58-07:00

Connie Goldman on her 90th birthday (photo from News from People in Public Media Current) Connie Goldman, the renowned reporter on positive aging, died on March 8, 2022. She was a long-time friend of Fielding’s Creative Longevity and Wisdom Program and she herself contributed many books and articles documenting creativity and wisdom over the lifespan. Simone de Beauvoir said that “Nothing should be more expected than old age: nothing is more unforeseen.” Age was a destination foreseen by Connie Goldman decades long before she ever arrived there. Goldman was a distinguished journalist active in the early days of National [...]

Remembering Connie Goldman, a Positive Aging Visionary2022-04-07T00:13:58-07:00

Is Being an Ally Enough?

2022-04-04T21:21:03-07:00

By Fielding alum Theresa Southam, Ph.D. (HOD’20) Awareness of inequities in this world continues to grow. Following the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s responses to the 94 calls for action amass in Canada. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought attention to longstanding health inequities in the United States. The murder of George Floyd has made many reflect on the complicit nature of bystanders and systemic racism. It is difficult to ignore one’s role in colonization, inequity, and racism. To change, academics and non-academics may embrace the role of ally. Being an ally involves awareness of the horrific histories that have led to systemic [...]

Is Being an Ally Enough?2022-04-04T21:21:03-07:00
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