The 2023 WACSS Spring Forum will focus on Building Bridges of Spartan Connections with breakout room panel discussions addressing connections between your work and Administration, DEI, Unions, Worklife, and WACSSWACSS  Spring Forum

Wednesday, March 22, 1-3 PM via Zoom

The Women’s Advisory Committee for Support Staff (WACSS) invites you to attend our 2023 Annual Spring Forum on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, via Zoom.

Join us virtually from 1 to 3 pm to Build Bridges of Spartan Connections. Michigan State Leadership—including keynote speaker MSU's Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Christina Brogdon, will discuss the Power of Connectivity. Break-out panel discussions will address how to draw connections between your work and other areas related to Administration, Worklife, DEI, Unions, and the WACSS committee. Please take care of yourself and utilize campus resources, including this event, to help build connections and find support, especially during this time.


Registration closed on March 15, 2023.


1:00 - 1:10 p.m. Welcome Remarks from the 2022-2023 WACSS Chair, Tina Alonzo, and Immediate-past Chair, Emily Khan
1:10 - 1:25 p.m. Remarks from MSU Leadership (Interim President Dr. Teresa Woodruff; Dr. Melissa Woo, Executive Vice President for Administration; and Dr. Thomas Jeitschko, Interim Provost)
1:25 - 2:15 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Christina Brogdon, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer; Q&A
2:15 – 2:55 p.m.

Breakout Sessions:

  • Building bridges of Spartan connections through Administration with Dr. Alexis Travis, Alison Tange, and Rati Walther
  • Building bridges of Spartan connections through WorkLife with Jaimie Hutchison, Rachel Perez, and Rachel Duncan
  • Building bridges of Spartan connections through DEI with Dr. Jabbar Bennett, Dr. Genyne Royal, and Emily Khan
  • Building bridges of Spartan connections through Committee Work with Tina Alonzo, Heather Dover, Arianna Perrien, Taylor Unrath, and Ashley Wilson
  • Building bridges of Spartan connections through Unions with Deb Bittner, Daniel Barney, and Taren Storrs
2:55 – 3:00 p.m. Closing Remarks


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