Global Citizen: My Lessons From Abroad

Posted on 2/24/2015 4:31:01 PM

The Office of International Education is proud to invite Aaron Bruce to campus on Monday, March 2, for a full day of workshops and programs highlighting globalization and diversity. Workshops include: International Diversity and Inclusion, Awareness—The New Diversity, and the Six O’Clock Series event “Keep it Global!” The details of these programs are outlined further in this post.

Bruce serves as the chief diversity officer at San Diego State University, where he focuses on policy development, strategic planning, campuswide social justice, diversity, and inclusion. Prior to working in the Office of the President at SDSU, he was director of Multicultural Affairs at Rhode Island College. He is an active member of the National Association for Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE), and is an International Multicultural Institute certified diversity trainer.

Bruce has facilitated numerous professional development seminars and held management positions in Latin America and Africa. His international interest led him to service projects and research on management strategies, public health, and education in the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Mexico, and Kenya. He holds a BA in Economics and Political Science from Michigan State University, where he also earned a certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. He has an International MBA from US International University. Bruce received his PhD from the University of Rhode Island Joint Doctoral Program in Education. He is the first African American male to hold such a distinction. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and lives by the motto “awaken the sleep, protect the weak, and guide the strong.”

International Diversity and Inclusion Workshop

  • 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
  • By invitation

Six O’Clock Series: “Keep it Global!

  • HUB Ohio Room
  • Dr. Bruce will cover a number of topics related to global leadership, diversity, internationalization, and how study abroad and other international experiences can foster the development of a global citizen.

Reception/Meet and Greet

  • To follow the Six O’Clock Series in the Ohio Room
  • Stay after the presentation for refreshments and conversation with Dr. Bruce.

Office of International Education