Arizona State Summit


Date and Time

Thursday, September 12, 2019
8:00am – 3:00pm

State Summits are FREE, one-day events.


Location

Arizona State University Memorial Union
301 Orange Mall
Tempe, AZ 85281


Schedule

8:00–8:45 am

Registration and Breakfast

8:45–9:15 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15–11:50 am

Breakout Sessions

11:55–12:40 pm

Lunch

12:45–2:25 pm

Breakout Sessions

2:30–3:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Presenters

Keesha L. Coleman

Keesha L. Coleman

Keesha L. Coleman is a project manager at Georgia State University where she manages high-level initiatives centered around the university’s strategic plan as well as special projects for the office of the provost. Her current role allows her to engage with several of the university’s key working groups and programs, including the Council for the Progress of Cities; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; and Women Lead, an undergraduate leadership program. Keesha is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all through public service and social engagement and considers herself a champion of bridging the gap.

Hear from Keesha as she breaks down some of the points she covered in her competency presentation.

Andy Costanzo

Andy Costanzo

Andy Costanzo is a veteran educator and student activity adviser. He holds undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. An advocate for leadership education for more than 35 years, he has been recognized nationally as Student Council Adviser of the Year as well as Workshop Director of the Year. As a speaker, presenter, and trainer in more than 35 states and China, Costanzo works with students and activity advisers to make a difference in their schools and communities.

Leonel A. Diaz, Jr.

Leonel A. Diaz, Jr.

Leonel A. Diaz Jr. is a research coordinator at The University of New Mexico’s Center for Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions. His academic and professional background is interdisciplinary: fine arts, digital arts, social media, academic advisement, student leadership, academic support, marketing, organizational development, and social justice. Diaz Jr. enjoys learning several disciplines to find ways to merge ideas, bridge gaps, problem-solve, and develop new perspectives. He began his career as a photographer and digital media artist, only to follow his interest in helping mentor and support college students.

Quinton Lampkin

Quinton Lampkin

Quinton Lampkin is the founder and CEO of a capacity-building education consulting firm that works with K–12 schools, community-based organizations, and postsecondary institutions to help students complete critical milestones on their journey towards college and career success. Lampkin holds a Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts in business administration specializing in international business from the American University; a Master of Arts in sociology and education from Columbia University’s Teachers College; and a Master of Philosophy in politics, development, democratic education from University of Cambridge.

Brandon Lee Stuart

Brandon Lee Stuart

Brandon Lee Stuart is a product of Detroit, which served as a firm sociocultural base to allow for better adaptation to diverse cultures and lifestyles. He holds bachelor’s degrees in behavioral biology and East Asian studies from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies for intellectual freedom from the University of Chicago. While serving in the Episcopal Service Corps in Los Angeles, he helped to pilot the Collegiate Identity and Participation Model (CIPM), a college-readiness initiative created to address the educational needs of local underserved charter schools, which sparked his passion for educating students on the power of self-authorship.

Nhi Truong

Nhi Truong

Nhi Truong is currently an English and leadership teacher lead, seniors events coordinator, and adviser at ARISE High School, a small charter school in Oakland, CA. Outside of teaching, she plans and executes initiatives and events to improve the school’s culture and climate. She is currently an advisory board member for AYPAL, an organization seeking to empower Oakland’s low-income, immigrant, and refugee families to be leaders for school reform and neighborhood change. She is also a member of H.E.L.L.A., a collective that centers intersectional healing praxis in order to sustain critical organizers and educators of color throughout the Bay Area. Her work within H.E.L.L.A. led her to co-create the Radical People of Color (POC) Book Club, which is rooted in a commitment to engaging in collective liberatory praxis.

Hear from Nhi as she breaks down some of the points she covered in her competency presentation.

Karen Dawson

Karen Dawson

Karen Dawson spent 32 years as a high school art and leadership teacher and was also involved in service learning. She was named as an All-American Teacher by USA TODAY and has earned numerous awards during her career, including the Presidential Volunteer Service Award from President George W. Bush for her work with Habitat for Humanity. In 2012, she co-founded a nonprofit weekly community outreach program that provides a meal for anyone in need in the St. Louis area. Since its inception, more than 66,000 meals have been served. This program is now being emulated in 54 communities. Currently she is the co-chair of the Greater St. Louis Area Homeless Task Force.

Tom Heethuis

Tom Heethuis

Tom Heethuis has been involved in advising student activities for more than 40 years. He has been a student council adviser, activity director, leadership camp director, and building principal. Heethuis is an award-winning adviser and adviser trainer and has presented at conferences and workshops across the United States and Canada. He has served on the executive boards of four national student leadership and adviser organizations. Through his workshops, attendees discover hands-on, practical leadership activities they can take back to their schools and use with their fellow student leaders as soon as they return.