The Academic Health Center will host a Diversity and Inclusion Symposium Thursday, Oct. 23, at noon in Procter Hall, Room 103.
Oliver McGee III, PhD, will present "Why Diversity Matters in Health Care.”
McGee, a Cincinnati native and Woodward High School graduate, directs the Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm Partnership Possibilities for America. From 2001 to 2005, McGee served as chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geodetic Science at Ohio State University.
He was the first African-American to hold a professorship and a departmental chair leadership position in the century-and-a-quarter history of Ohio State University's engineering college.
McGee has authored a number of books, including "Confessions From The Balcony: A Perspective of Minority Leadership Inside a Majority Institution,” and "Bridging The Black Research Gap: On Integrated Academic and Research Capacity Building at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.” He currently serves as a professor of mechanical engineering at Howard University and has previously served as Howard’s vice president for research and compliance and a senior vice president for academic affairs for the United Negro College Fund.
Lunch will be provided at the Oct. 23 event.