On Monday evening, October 28, as part of the Six O’Clock Series and in
celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, IUP is pleased
to host speaker Veronica Villalobos, director for the Office of Diversity and
Inclusion with the federal Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in Washington,
Villalobos will address the topic of inclusive diversity in the
workplace, with a particular emphasis on the employment of persons with
disabilities. Her presentation will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Ohio Room of the
Hadley Union Building (HUB) on IUP’s main campus.
Villalobos comes to IUP as a highly recommended speaker with
an impressive array of experience. In
her role with the OPM, she manages
government-wide diversity efforts to develop, drive, and monitor strategies and
initiatives designed to create a more diverse and inclusive federal workforce.
Prior to her current position, Villalobos built an impressive career with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission (EEOC) as one of the agency’s first Honor Program attorneys. While
at the EEOC, she also served for a time as its director of the Office of Equal
In addition to Villalobos’s presentation, IUP’s Office of the Vice President for Student
Affairs will announce the 2013 recipients of the annual Ray Coppler Award,
developed to honor and give special recognition to a student and a
faculty/staff/administrative member for exemplary contributions to disability
education, awareness, and inclusiveness at IUP.
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