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Public Affairs : West Point to Host Diversity Conference




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                    RELEASE NO. 17-12


WEST POINT, N.Y. – The U.S. Military Academy’s Diversity Leadership Council, in conjunction with the Association of Graduates, will host the 13th annual Diversity Leadership Conference from Oct. 3-4 at Eisenhower Hall.

This year’s theme is “Diversity: Your Road to Readiness.” The event is open to the public and attendees must register on line under the Office of Diversity at The two-day conference sessions will explore best practices and approaches for harnessing the holistic power of the talent that exists in culturally diverse organizations. Speakers include:

Alva Mason (Oct. 3 Morning Plenary) Manager of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A.

Gen. Dennis L. Via (Oct. 3 Lunch Plenary) Commanding General, U.S. Army Material Command

Vipp Jaswal (Oct. 3 Dinner Plenary) Fox News Channel, International Development and Business 

Dr. Martina Carroll-Garrison (Oct. 3 Cadet Evening Lecture and Keynote Address) Department of Justice

Larry Stubblefield (Oct. 4 Morning Plenary) Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Diversity and Leadership, Assistant Secretary of the Army, Manpower & Reserve Affairs, Washington, D.C.

Marc H. Morial (Oct. 4 Lunch Plenary) President and Chief Executive Officer, National Urban League

Alvin Law (Oct 4. Capstone Speaker) Motivational speaker, born without arms, he is referred to as an “overachiever” opposed to a man with a “disability.” ​​