Women’s Words of Wisdom Spotlight: Precious Porras

Sara Mata

September 30, 2018

Please join us, Wednesday Oct. 24th at 7:30 p.m. at the conference hotel for the third annual Women's Words of Wisdom Dessert Reception. This event provides an opportunity for women in student affairs to socialize and hear from outstanding women in the field providing words of inspiration in the hopes of supporting our female colleagues at all levels of their career. Phenomenal women, we believe to be role models in the field, will provide a 5 minute prepared SA Speaks style presentation to participants about lessons learned, motivation, inspiration, or anything else she might feel would be beneficial in sharing with women as they make the journey of their career path. To showcase the women who will be speaking this year in Wichita, KS, we will highlight them leading up to the conference. For our third installment, we are thrilled to share with you Precious Porras.

Precious is the Assistant Vice Provost for Diversity & Equity and the Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at the University of Kansas. Precious, proud to be a first-generation college student, earned her B.S. in Psychology and Sociology from Northwest Missouri State University in 2002. In 2004, Precious Porras received a M.S. in Counseling/Student Personnel from Emporia State University. Currently Precious is in the final stages of completing an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies in the School of Education at KU. Precious was a TRIO participant (Upward Bound & Student Support Services) and is very passionate about increasing access to higher education for underrepresented populations, including low-income, first generation and/or students of color.  When not at work, Precious enjoys reading, playing board games with her husband and playing with her new puppy Stella.

Join us in Wichita to hear Precious Porras and 3 other incredible women at this year’s Women’s Words of Wisdom. Registration cost for this event is $15 per person which includes a drink ticket and dessert. Add to your registration prior to checking out!

If you have already registered and have applied payment, please contact [email protected] with your added session selection and it will be added to your existing registration.

For additional information feel free to contact Abby Vollmer [email protected], Carla Stein [email protected] or Sara Mata [email protected].

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