Alumni Conference Explores Shared Governance

The third installment of the yearlong Alumni Conference on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion focused on Shared Governance, Institutional Structures and Anti-Racism in April.

The conversation covered how diversity and inclusivity look within a shared governance structure and what anti-racism means in shared governance, among other topics. This virtual conversation focused on these broad questions with a distinguished panel of Stockton alumni and staff.

More than 50 alumni and guests attended the event, which featured panelists currently working in various sectors:

Jessica Grullon ’09
Assistant Director of Admissions Services
Stockton University
Ariane Hutchins-Newman ’90
Assistant Dean, School of Health Sciences
Stockton University
Terry King ’96
Captain of Detectives
Camden County Prosecutors Office
Marion McClary ’90
Professor of Biology, Chair, Department of Biological Sciences
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Raymond Royster ’05
Coordinator of Victim Witness Unit
Atlantic County Prosecutors Office
Christian D. Ragland, MPA
Manager of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Alumni Conference is coordinated by a steering committee of Stockton alumni, faculty and staff. These forums provide ongoing opportunities for alumni to engage in open dialog about diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice issues.

The next event features a panel discussion on Between the World and Me by Ta-Nahisi Coates. The conversation will be moderated by Donnetrice Allison, professor of Africana Studies and Communication Studies, at 6 p.m., Sept. 28. To learn more about the conference or register for a future event, visit

--Submitted by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations