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Richmond Chapter Women’s Power Lunch Series

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Dec. 09, 2020

The VCU Alumni Richmond Chapter hosts lunch with DaNika Neblett Robinson, Ed.D. (B.A.’11/H&S; Cert.’14/GPA; M.P.A.’15/GPA; Ed.D.’18/E), and Dale C. Kalkofen, Ed.D. (M.A.E.’76/A), for the final Women's Power Lunch event of the year. Javaid Siddiqi, Ph.D. (Ph.D.'00/Ed), moderates.

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About the speakers

Dale C. Kalkofen, Ed.D. (M.A.E.’76/A): For over four decades, Kalkofen worked in major urban school districts, including Richmond, Boston, Memphis and Chesterfield as a teacher, principal and executive leader. She was a transformative leader who excelled in restructuring operating systems to better serve students, teachers, parents and principals; reallocating resources to meet the greatest needs; and building relationships in the communities she served. She has proven that high educational achievement is possible for all students.

DaNika Neblett Robinson, Ed.D. (B.A.’11/H&S; Cert.’14/GPA; M.P.A.’15/GPA; Ed.D.’18/E): She has over 25 years of finance and administration experience, predominantly in higher education. She currently serves as the chief financial and administrative officer/director of diversity and inclusion at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science/William & Mary. She holds a Doctor of Education with a concentration in leadership, a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management, a bachelor's degree in religious studies, a bachelor's degree in business administration and an associate's degree in business administration. Over 10 years ago, she established Wailing Women Ministries, a nonprofit that distributes book scholarships to female high school seniors who plan to major in STEM-related fields. In 2018, she self-published her first novella, "The Metamorphic Journey," which serves as a resource for women experiencing crisis pregnancies or just need encouragement on how to overcome obstacles. Her passion for student, staff and faculty development has allowed her to strategically create programs and initiatives that benefit individuals throughout their academic and professional careers. In 2019, she served as the VCU School of World Studies’ May 2019 graduation ceremony speaker and was named a VCU Alumni Star.

About the moderator

Javaid Siddiqi, Ph.D. (Ph.D.’00/E): He is the president and CEO of The Hunt Institute. During his tenure the institute has more than tripled its staff and has expanded its scope of work beyond K-12 to include the entire education continuum from early childhood to postsecondary and the workforce. He works with the leadership team to guide the strategic plan for the institute and develops its relationships with partners and funders across the nation. He works with senior-level elected officials across the political aisle to help design strategy, shape policy and drive educational improvements on the national and state levels. Prior to serving as president and CEO, he was director of the Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellows.




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