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Educational Access Conference
About the Conference on Educational Access

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The 2019 Mary E. Benjamin Conference on Educational Access conference will:

  • Discuss the current ‘State of Education’ in Jefferson County, Arkansas

  • Examine best practices of Arkansas School Districts and how they remain successful

  • Explore partnerships and collaborations that will enhance and influence education in Jefferson County, Arkansas

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Tenita Gragg
Interim Director
Upward Bound program

Dr. Felicia Taylor Waller, Ph.D., MCHES
Assistant Professor
Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Trammell Howell
Computer Support Technician
Technical Services

Registration and Logistics

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Participants & Presenters $75.00 | Students $25.00

Registration Form and Fee are due by April 23, 2019

General Registration Fee for participants, presenters, and students includes all conference materials, breakfast, luncheon and refreshments.

To Register and Pay Online  (Debit/Credit Card/Check)       
Register for the Ed Access Conference online

To Register and send your payment; 
Download, print and complete the registration form

UAPB employees can pay via Interdepartmental Chargeback

Please return the form with your registration Fee to:
School of Education
Educational Access Registration Committee
1200 North University Drive, Mail Slot 4915
Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601

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STEM Conference Center

Location: University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Corner of Watson Blvd and L.A. "Prexy" Davis Drive

Keynote Speakers

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Dr. Moses V. Goldmon
Vice Chancellor for Student Engagement
University of Arkansas at Monticello

Dr. GoldmonDr. Moses V. Goldmon serves as Vice Chancellor for Student Engagement at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. He is married to the lovely Suzzette Shaw Goldmon; they have two young adult daughters. Christa is a second year medical student at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. Patrice is a licensed attorney in North Carolina.
Dr. Goldmon has over 25 years of experience in Higher Education, church, and community settings as an administrator, faculty member, program planner and evaluator, health equity researcher, health educator, pastor, inspirational speaker and consultant. He has completed independent and collaborative health disparities research projects and interventions, served as a mentor and advisor to graduate and post-doctoral students, served as a grant reviewer for federal, state and foundation funding agencies and is a peer reviewer for three professional public health journals. He has made significant contributions to the procurement of over 4 million dollars to support enrichment programs to help students of color and/or the disadvantaged to successfully pursue graduate and professional degrees in the health professions; and over 14 million dollars to support research, interventions and service initiatives that address the persistent health, education and economic disparities that exist between racial and ethnic minorities and majority populations in the United States. In May 2017, he was honored by the University of Arkansas at Monticello as the 55th Distinguished Alumni Service.

The author of Choosing God’s Fast: Biblical Strategies for Conquering Life’s Challenges, Dr. Goldmon has also published in newsletters, magazines, training and resource manuals as well as in professional peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Religion, Spirituality, and Aging; Journal of Religion and Health; Health Promotion Practice; Journal of the National Medical Association; Progress in Community Health Partnership: Research, Education and Action; Journal of Palliative Medicine; NC Medical Journal and Academic Medicine. He is frequently called upon to disseminate information about health disparities research and interventions in both professional and community based settings; and to deliver lectures, sermons, motivational presentations, workshops and seminars on topics related to personal, professional, organizational and community development, health promotion, the elimination of health disparities, leadership, and program evaluation.

Dr. Goldmon is directed by a mandate to glorify God. The mandate is fulfilled as he strives to be a Kingdom Ambassador who emulates the character and ways of Jesus Christ by seeking to know, understand and meet the felt needs of his family, church members, students, colleagues, constituents, clients, and friends in a loving yet challenging manner. His aim is to produce a legacy of love for God, family, church and community. His foundational emphasis is on helping individuals and organizations to discover and manifest their true purpose. Among the issues of concern for Dr. Goldmon are disparities in educational achievement and attainment, health and economics as well as the demise of the Black family structure which is exacerbated by the challenges that African-American males face.

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Dr. Jeremy Owoh
Pine Bluff School District

Dr. Jeremy OwohDr. Jeremy S. Owoh began his career in 2003 as an English teacher at Parkview Magnet High School in the Little Rock School District. He served as the dean of students at Mills University Studies High School in the Pulaski County Special School District from 2008 to 2009 prior to being named the assistant principal at Ridgeroad Middle School in the North Little Rock School District.

He served as the principal at Fuller Middle School in the Pulaski County Special School District before being named principal at J.A. Fair Systems Magnet High School in the Little Rock School District in 2011. Dr. Owoh has been the assistant superintendent of curriculum/instruction and desegregation at Jacksonville North Pulaski School District since 2015. Dr. Owoh was appointed as the Assistant Commissioner of Educator Effectiveness and Licensure in July 1, 2017. In September of 2018, Dr. Owoh was appointed as the Superintendent of Schools for the Pine Bluff School District in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

In addition to his experience in public schools, Dr. Owoh has served as an adjunct instructor/professor for Pulaski Technical College at North Little Rock and Shorter College at North Little Rock, as well as an affiliate faculty member at Arkansas Tech University at Russellville and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Dr. Owoh holds a Bachelor of English Education with a concentration in Secondary Education from the University of Central Arkansas at Conway; a Master of Secondary Education with concentrations in Reading and Writing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock; an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock; and a Doctorate of Education in Educational Administration and Supervision from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He also completed the Little Rock School District Leadership Academy in 2010.

Dr. Owoh is a member of numerous professional and community organizations, including the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators, National Alliance of Black School Educators, Junior Achievement of Arkansas and Goodwill Industries of Arkansas. Gov. Asa Hutchinson appointed Dr. Owoh to the Desegregation Litigation Oversight Subcommittee in 2015. Dr. Owoh resides in Little Rock with his wife, Katrina, and son, Jaxon.

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