Annual Fall Reception and Colloquium

Join the Roger Williams University Master of Public Administration and Master of Science in Leadership programs for their Annual Fall Reception and Colloquium.

The Conference is open to all current MPA and MS in Leadership students and alumni. We welcome members of the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration members as well as outside community. The Fall Colloquium will be on Thursday, October 18, 2018, following this year's program theme, “Civic Engagement".  

Dr. Taino Palermo, Program Director of the Community Development degree program and the Healthy Communities degree program in University College will give the keynote address.Taino is a native from New York has worked as an education and nonprofit leader for over a decade focusing on community and economic development, urban education and neighborhood revitalization. He has a history, personally and professionally, of advocating for underrepresented communities and urban youth. Join us as he provides his vision of preparing citizens for active civic engagement.

The event will provide networking opportunities with distinguished members of the community along with members of the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration.

Light refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Thursday, October 18, 2018
Roger Williams University,
Providence Campus

4th Floor, Room 434
6:00 pm
            Introductions and Welcome at 6:30 pm
            Keynote Speaker: Dr. Taino Palermo  

Online registration is now closed for this event. If you have any questions, please contact Hlee Kue at hkue@rwu.edu.

Keynote Speaker

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Taino Palermo

taino%20palermo.jpgDr. Taino J. Palermo has worked as an education and nonprofit leader for over a decade focusing on community and economic development, urban education and neighborhood revitalization. He has a history, personally and professionally, of advocating for underrepresented communities and urban youth. He earned his doctorate in educational leadership and was the 2013 recipient of the New York State 40 Under 40 Rising Latino Stars award as well as the 2014 recipient of the National Action Network’s Bea Gonzalez Award for his leadership and advocacy on behalf of the Latino communities in Syracuse, NY. He co-founded the Latino Professional Network of Syracuse, a network of over 2,000 Latino professionals in which he helped evolve into the Upstate Minority Economic Alliance, Central NYs first minority chamber of commerce.

Dr. Palermo is currently the Program Director for both the Community Development and Healthy Communities degree programs at the University College at Roger Williams University in Providence, Rhode Island. He is an appointed member of the Governors Overdose Task Force, the chair of the Commission for Health Advocacy and Equity for the State of Rhode Island and currently sits on several local and national boards of organizations focused on leadership development, housing, education and health.

Most recently, Dr. Palermo was named one of Providence Monthlys Ten to Watch in 2017 as well as one of the Providence Journals 11 Education Innovators to Follow in 2017.

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