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Fireside Chat Houston: A Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Discussion
The Johns Hopkins Alumni Association along with distinguished alumnus, John Guess Jr., are pleased to invite you to join a dynamic discussion.
Alumni are invited to engage with Fenimore in an intimate dialog concerning an overview of the university’s overall diversity and inclusion efforts, key learnings one year after the Roadmap, areas of improvement, community feedback and future areas of focus.
The gathering serves as an opportunity to establish an stronger sense of awareness across alumni, regionally. It is meant to serve as an opportunity to better inform our alumni of strategic efforts focused on our students, faculty, staff and Baltimore community.
In October of 2017 the university hired Fenimore Fisher to serve as the first Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer, leading the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. In March of 2018 the university published its first progress update report concerning the implementation of the Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion .
The university’s Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion was published in 2016. Diversity of people, thought, and experience and the inclusion of all members of the Johns Hopkins community are vital to the fulfillment of our university’s purpose of critical inquiry and discovery, and implicate virtually every component of our academic, research, and service missions.
Hosted by alumnus, John Guess Jr. A&S '71, SAIS '76
John Guess, Jr. is the voice and architect behind the resurgence of the Houston Museum of African American Culture, where he currently serves as Chief Executive Officer. He is also Managing Consultant of Guess Group Inc., and a Principal in the Dallas based ACCESS Seminars, and former Director of Just Right Entertainment. Guess has served on the boards of Contemporary Art Museum Houston, the MFA Glassell School and Core Committee, the Marnie Rose Foundation, Reach Across Houston, and the Houston Arts Alliance. He currently serves on the boards of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, Gulf Coast Journal, and the national board of Artadia. John also serves on the McKinsey & Company Executive Online Panel.
He has given presentations on strategy and planning at the University of Florida, Inc. Magazine Regional Conference, the Alliance of American Museums, MuseumNext, and the Charlotte NC Chamber of Commerce, among others, and written of business, strategy and culture for numerous publications. Along with his partner Melanie Lawson, he is a collector of African American, glass and contemporary art. Their artworks have been shown in museums around the world, and are part of the permanent collections of the Houston Museum of African American Culture, the Blanton Museum at the University of Texas and the Menil Collection.