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Colors of Leadership Conference Information

The 18th Annual Colors of Leadership Conference will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

Register now and see details below for the keynote speakers, the schedule and pricing.

2014 Keynote Speaker - Dr. Kevin Rome

The keynote speaker for the 2014 Colors of Leadership Conference Dr. Kevin Rome. 

Dr. Kevin D. Rome, Sr. is the 19th President of Lincoln University in Missouri.  He earned the Bachelor of Art degree in English from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia in 1989.  He received the Master of Education in College Student Personnel with an emphasis in counseling from the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, in 1991, and the Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas in 2001.
Dr. Rome’s career has been concentrated in higher education, beginning at Georgia Southwestern College in Americus, Georgia, where he served as the Upward Bound Residence Hall Supervisor in the summer of 1989. From 1989 to 1991, he served as a residence director, Greek advisor and also as a financial aid counselor at the University of Georgia, while pursuing his graduate degree. In 1991, Dr. Rome joined the staff of California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California as the Coordinator of Student Development. 
In 1992, he was promoted to the position of Academic Development Specialist, in which was responsible for the academic, leadership development and outreach programs of the university’s on-campus residents.  In this position he coordinated, developed and supervised the First-Year Experience, Multicultural, Living Learning, Returning/Transfer and Faculty Fellows programs.  Dr. Rome was once again promoted at Cal Poly in 1994, when he was named the Education and Training Specialist, a position he would hold for two years. 
He was named Assistant Dean of Students in the area of new student services in 1996 at the University of Texas at Austin, and was promoted to Assistant Dean of Students in the area of Campus and Community Involvement in 1999. Over the course of two years, he supervised the Student Organization Center and the Student Organization Bank.  He also coordinated the university’s response to demonstrations and protests.  He served as the advisor for the Student Government and Cabinet of College Council and as a liaison for University of Texas Athletics. 
He was named Assistant Vice Chancellor at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Indiana. From 2004 to 2005, he was Vice President of Campus Life at Clayton College and State University, where he supervised the Directors of Counseling Services; Career Services; Diversity Programs; Student Life; and Disability Services. 
In 2005, he returned to his alma mater Morehouse College as Vice President for Student Services.  In May 2008, Dr. Rome was named Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina, where he supervised two Associate Vice Chancellors, an Assistant Vice Chancellor, the Dean of Students and the Director of Scholarship/Student Aid. 

Dr. Kevin Rome

2014 Schedule

9AM - Doors Open

9:15AM - Welcome

9:25AM - 12:30AM Workshops

9:30AM -10:25AM - Session 1

10:30AM -11:25AM - Session 2

11:30AM - 12:25AM - Session 3

12:30PM - Lunch and Keynote Address

*Please note that the schedule is subject to change.


2014 Registration Fees:

$10 UD Students (Scholarships are available.  Click here to complete the scholarship application.)

$15 Non UD Students

Submit a Workshop Proposal

Colors of Leadership Conference Workshop Submission
Currently, we are seeking passionate leaders willing to facilitate workshops that speak to the motto of this year’s conference “Diverse Leaders Navigating the Way.”  The conference is scheduled for Saturday, March 1, 2014, in the John F. Kennedy Student Union at the University of Dayton. The Colors of Leadership Conference will be comprised of three 45 minute concurrent sessions with three workshops offered during each session. Each workshop is expected to be creative, interactive, and informative. When designing your workshop please consider this year’s theme. You may also consider the University’s motto: learn, lead, serve and the University of Dayton’s Guiding Leadership Development document. While there are many perspectives to leadership development, we ask that you specify one key element or essential step in creating better leadership skills.