Friday, 4 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Independence West, Sheraton
Program arranged by the Office of the Executive Director
Presiding: Caryl McFarlane, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
Speakers: Kimberly Juanita Brown, Northeastern Univ.; David A. Colón, Texas Christian Univ.; Dawn-Elissa Fischer, San Francisco State Univ.; Marisela Ramos, Univ. of the Pacific; Besenia Rodriquez, Brown Univ.
The presence or absence, helpfulness or detriment, of a mentor can sometimes have far-reaching effects on one's career and life trajectory. This panel will discuss the pros and cons of participants' mentor or mentee experiences in shaping their academic and nonacademic lives, degree completion, and tenure attainment. A general discussion will focus on the institutional benefits of mentoring programs.