5th Annual Diversity Abroad Conference
Global Leadership Strategist
Founder and President, Hyun & Associates
Jane is a leadership strategist to Fortune 500 companies. A trusted coach to global organizations, her expertise in cross-cultural effectiveness and driving high performance by leveraging diversity comes from 25 years of experience in high-stakes business environments. As a researcher on the topic of cultural fluency, she helps organizations leverage diverse teams to drive competitive value an collaboration. She has held management posts at Fortune 500 companies such as JPMorgan and Deloitte. A graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Economics/International Studies, Jane is an advisor to the Center for Talent Innovation, American Heart Association Diversity Council, and Operation Exodus, a NYC-based non-profit that provides academic tutoring and mentoring to Latino youth. She served as research director for The Conference Board’s Cultural Fluency: How Culture Shapes Leadership Styles in Asia study.
Jane appears on media such as CNN, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, HBS WorkingKnowledge, Washington Post, Forbes, and NPR to discuss culture, career development and leadership. She is the author of the groundbreaking bestseller Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling, and co-author of Flex: The New Playbook for Managing Across Differences, which examines the art of switching leadership styles to more effectively leverage differences and drive innovation. Jane is passionate about helping individuals flourish in their workplaces and in their communities.
Tuesday Afternoon Plenary: A Dialogue on the Role of Diversity Leaders in Campus Internationalization
Dr. Aaron Bruce
Dr. Aaron Bruce is the Chief Diversity Officer at San Diego State University, where he focuses on campus-wide multicultural understanding, social justice, and strategies related to diversity and inclusion. In addition to developing ways improve campus climate, Dr. Bruce helps strengthen the university’s connections to San Diego’s diverse local and global communities. His experience in the advertising and marketing affords him with the creative energy to promote diversity in a variety of ways. He presently is an active member of the National Association for Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE), Vice President of the Southern California Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (SCADOHE) and is a International Multicultural Institute certified diversity trainer, who has facilitated numerous professional development seminars in the U.S. and abroad.He serves on the National Advisory Council for Saving Students Saving Lives an anti-bullying conference for educators and school counselors.
Dr. Bruce has held management positions in Latin America and Africa. His passion for global understanding has afforded him with opportunities to conduct research on management strategies, public health and education in Cuba, Mexico, and Kenya. Prior to joining SDSU, he served as the Director of Multicultural Affairs at Rhode Island College, where he developed policies and programming supporting underrepresented students, faculty, and staff.
He holds a BA degree from Michigan State University where he majored in Economics and Political Science, and earned a certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. He holds a Master’s degree in International Business Administration from United States International University. Dr. Bruce completed his Ph.D. in Education from the joint Rhode Island College and University of Rhode Island Doctoral Program in Education. He is the first African American male to hold such a distinction. He is presently editing his first book titled Beyond the Black Horizon; African American Experiences Abroad. Originally from Princeton, New Jersey, Dr. Bruce has traveled extensively and is committed to making a difference in the world. He volunteers for numerous organizations and is a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He is an advocate for global education, who lives by the motto “Awaken the sleep, protect the weak, and guide the strong!
Dr. Danita Brown Young
Dr. Danita Brown Young—University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Dr. Brown Young is the Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at the University of Minnesota. She leads an organization of 17 units that provide services, programs, and facilities that advance student success, inspire students to make life-long positive contributions to society, promote an inclusive environment, and enrich the University of Minnesota community. Dr. Brown Young is a member of Provost Karen Hanson’s Senior Leadership Group and works with the President, Provost, and other campus leaders to enhance and promote the student experience.
Previous to her time at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Brown Young served as the youngest and first African-American (and first African American woman) Dean of Students at Purdue University from 2008-2013. She was a member of the University Senate and a voting member of the University Senate Subcommittees on Student Affairs and Educational Policy. Previously she served as the interim dean of students at West Virginia University at Parkersburg (2007-2008), where she was responsible for student affairs and enrollment management and where she taught a course on study skills.
Dr. Brown Young’s passion for student affairs and leadership development began while she was earning her Masters in Community Counseling at Loyola University, Chicago (1997-2001). While there, Dr. Brown Young served as a coordinator for student activities and was responsible for the programming board, fraternity and sorority life, student government and leadership. She received her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Ohio University (2007). Her research addresses transformational leadership and achieving styles of fraternity and sorority leaders. While at Ohio she served as the associate director of campus life and also taught leadership and study skills courses and was a fraternity and sorority advisor.
A strong believer in the importance of community service, Dr. Brown Young has worked with the YWCA Domestic Violence program and served on the Lafayette Crisis Center Foundation Board. In her role as faculty, she has served on numerous thesis and dissertation committees. She is a faculty advisor for the Horizons (TRiO program) Service Learning Abroad project and partnership with the University of Capetown in Capetown, South Africa. Dr. Brown Young was named the outstanding NPHC advisor of the year for 2009-2010 academic year. She was inducted into the Mortar Board Women of Purdue Club in 2008. Having received her B.A. in Sociology and Psychology from Kent State University, Dr. Brown Young was a counselor for Metropolitan Family Services in Chicago (2001-2002) and was the lead counselor for the Department of Children and Family Services Project S.T.R.I.V.E. (Strategies To Rejuvenate Interest in Values and Education) program in the Chicago Public Schools. She also taught student success classes and conducted group counseling sessions.
Dr. Brown Young is a Girl Scout troop leader, and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Co-ed Fraternity; Mortar Board; Kent State University Alumni Association; NASPA; ACPA; and ACUI. She has served as the chair for the 2013 NASPA IV-East Regional Graduate and New Professional Institute, the chair for the 2014 NASPA IV-East Regional Major Speakers committee, and is the co-chair for the 2015 NASPA IV-East Regional Conference.Dr. Brown Young is married and lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.