Engaged Ethics Conversation

The Engaged Ethics Conversation (EEC) is an annual event that brings together students, faculty and members of the community for an insightful and thought-provoking conversation on personal and professional ethics.

Designed to give audience members an up-close and personal look at both ethical and unethical behavior from a variety of viewpoints, the goal of the event is to reinforce support for ethical decision-making across the curriculum.

The EEC format is a moderated discussion with multiple speakers who would not usually share a stage, but each have unique perspectives on ethics. Audience members are encouraged to participate in the conversation, both live and virtually.

View all the past events in the Engaged Ethics Conversation series.


2021 Theme: Diversity & Inclusion as an Ethical Imperative

Many organizations include statements about diversity in their mission statements and workplace policies.

However, converting from an organizational strategy to a crucial mindset is another matter entirely.

Learn what it takes to go from saying it to living out inclusive practices.


Event Details

Join the Conversation live on Feb. 23 from 4:30-6pm CST on Zoom. The event is open to all WSU students, faculty and staff as well as the Winona community.

Register for the webinar in advance with the passcode: ethics. Once registered for the event, you will receive a link to the webinar.

Submit questions on Twitter or Facebook using #WSUEngagedEthics or via Zoom while watching the live event.


Speakers

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Margo R. Foreman, MPH, Sr. CAAP

Margo R. Foreman is the Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equal Opportunity at Iowa State University.

Since arriving in 2016, she has been instrumental in the growth and development of the administration’s efforts to build and sustain a more inclusive ISU.

Margo’s work portfolio is dedicated to oversight of all aspects of equal opportunity, affirmative action, discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct programs and serves as the university’s Title IX Coordinator.

The scope of her work includes supporting excellence in teaching and learning through the recruitment, development, and retention of a diverse workforce.

In addition, she has developed diversity and inclusion programming and identity-based conflict resolution practices designed to enhance a work and learning environment which is welcoming of all students, staff, and faculty.

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Jimmy Luckey


Jimmy Luckey is a category manager at Mayo Clinic. With a passion for diversity and inclusion initiatives, he collaborates with other thought leaders by actively supporting a space for everyone at Mayo to comfortably stand and say: "This is my authentic self."

Collaborative contributions include:

  • expansion of healthcare benefits for Mayo Clinic’s transgender employees
  • Mayo Clinic’s OUTList rollout
  • first Enterprise Mayo Employee Resource Group
  • Mayo Clinic’s recognition by the Human Rights Campaign as a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality
  • Piloting the first Student Employee Resource Group

Jimmy holds a:

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from the University of South Florida
  • Master of Health Administration from Louisiana State University at Shreveport
  • Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law

He has an appointment as Instructor in Health Care Administration, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and is also licensed to practice law in Florida, Minnesota, and the U.S. Tax Court.

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Jessica Lavariega Monforti


Jessica Lavariega Monforti is a dean who leads the College of Arts and Sciences at California Lutheran University to support the academic endeavors and development of faculty, students, and staff, and our institution.

Dr. Lavariega Monforti believes that education can empower students and help them and others acknowledge their potential.

Dr. Lavariega Monforti has landed over $4M in major grant funding, published 3 books and over 50 articles and book chapters, and contributed to several news articles and broadcasts including the New York Times, La Opinión, and NPR’s All Things Considered.

Dr. Lavariega Monforti is an award-winning teacher, leader, and scholar who has received:

  • UT Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award
  • Adaljiza Sosa-Riddell Award for Exemplary Mentoring of Latino/a Undergraduate Students in Political Science
  • various best research paper awards from major political science associations
  •  institutional leadership awards

She is the founder and co-organizer of the biennial, national Women of Color in Political Science Workshop. Dr. Lavariega Monforti holds a PhD in Political Science from The Ohio State University.

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Dr. Jonathan Locust Jr.


Associate Vice President
Office of Equity & Inclusive Excellence, Suite 230, Office L
Winona State University