Virtual Connecting Community Symposium: Snapshots from the Field
Session 1: Connecting Through Collaboration: Making a Difference on our Campuses
Drs. Kinsey Hansen and Gina Shipley, Angelo State University
This year we are thrilled to announce a wonderful line-up of speakers continuing to focus efforts on basic needs insecurities and foster care. Our kickoff presentation will reunite last year’s group and invite new attendees to walk through the vision of Connecting Community. We will provide updates on progress made related to basic needs insecurities, discuss initiatives we will launch spring 2021, update current research efforts, examine a freshman level course provided to students engaging action in social change, and leave with challenges for the group moving forward with the hope of meeting in-person Fall 2021!
Other Events in Symposium
Tuesday, Nov. 10
Poverty Informed Practice in Higher Education
Chad Dull, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Minnesota State College Southeast
Wednesday, Nov. 18
Solving America’s Hunger Crisis
Jeremy Everett, Found and Executive Director, Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty
Thursday, Nov. 19
Foster Care Alumni Navigating Higher Education
Dr. Crystal Kreitler, Associate Professor and M.S. Experimental Psychology Program Director, Angelo State University
How to Register
You can register for one or all of the events through the same form. Information to join the symposium will be provided upon registering.
About the Speakers
Dr. Kinsey Hansen is an assistant professor at Angelo State University in the curriculum and instruction department. Dr. Hansen earned her Doctor of Education in Higher Education with a specialization in Community College Administration from Texas Tech University. She earned her Master of Business Administration from University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas State University. Working in higher education she developed a passion for serving diverse college students holistically. Her desire to make a difference for all students, paired with a special passion for serving community colleges, led to collaborative efforts for research, programming, and initiatives related to social justice and basic needs insecurities. Dr. Hansen has presented at numerous regional, state, and national conferences, and co-hosts annual Connecting Community events, which are designed to bring higher education practitioners together to collaborate on ways to promote student success.
Dr. Gina Shipley is an assistant professor at Angelo State University in the curriculum and instruction department. Dr. Shipley earned her Doctor of Education in Leadership, with a specialization in Higher Education Leadership from Hardin-Simmons University. She earned her Master of Education in Student Development and Leadership in Higher Education from ASU, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from UTSA. Her passion for social justice issues led Dr. Shipley to focus her scholarly activity and service on basic needs insecurity among college students. She enjoys teaching and encouraging her students to expand their perspectives and strengthen their capacity for empathy for unserved, underserved, and marginalized populations. Dr. Shipley has presented at numerous regional, state, and national conferences, and co-hosts annual Connecting Community events, which are designed to bring higher education practitioners together to collaborate on ways to promote student success.