Thursday, November 22, 2007

Scholarships and College Life Information (Los Angeles)

I was the guest speaker at the October 2007 program meeting for BDPA Los Angeles. They have upgraded their speaker list substantially this month! Two executives from Caltech will be the guest speakers at the November 28 program meeting in Los Angeles.

We encourage all BETF-Blog Readers in southern California to come share as Dr. Erica O'Neal Howard (Caltech Assistant Vice President) shares scholarship and college life information. At the same time, Beverly Allen (Caltech IT Director) will bring enlightenment on recent technology trends and areas we as IT professionals should be guiding our high school and college students, and areas we need to explore to remain marketable in today's work environment.

Dr. Erica O’Neal Howard is Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Caltech. Her responsibilities focus on enrollment management and student diversity. A native southern Californian and a cum laude graduate of Harvard, Erica holds a master's of science and a PhD in higher education from the University of Pennsylvania. She has conducted research on the effectiveness of focused academic programs and published articles and given talks on issues of diversity, academic preparation, and organizational change.

Beverly Allen is the Director of Business Systems Development for Information Management Systems and Services (IMSS) at Caltech. She has been with Caltech for seven years. Her responsibilities are to provide management, direction, and oversight for application developers supporting all administrative areas, including Finance, Human Resources, Student Services, and the Academic Divisions. She is also responsible for directing the implementation and management to meet Caltech’s productivity, quality, and client satisfaction targets. Her background is in the area of implementing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems.

The meeting logistics are as follows:

When: Wednesday, November 28, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall
Community Meeting Room (first floor, near Sears, adjacent to the Police Office)
3650 West Martin Luther King Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

You can RSVP online or phone (818.266-9147). Our BDPA Los Angeles chapter is currently the 17th largest chapter in the nation. I anticipate that they will be in the Top Ten before MLK's birthday. Help 'em out if you can!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Any Los Angeles blog readers?