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Virtual Event: A Conversation with Bea González
Bea González, longtime leader at Syracuse University and in the greater Syracuse community, will join Hendricks Chapel Dean Brian Konkol for a virtual conversation on Wednesday, June 17, at 7 p.m. Their discussion will focus on González’s years of service at Syracuse University and the Syracuse community, recent events, anti-Black racism and violence, and how our community, in partnership with the greater Central New York region, can work together toward a more just society.
Wednesday’s discussion will be the fourth installment of “Matters that Matter: A Conversation Series from Hendricks Chapel,” a virtual series hosted by Hendricks Chapel on Facebook Live, which brings local and national thought leaders together in conversation to discuss critical matters facing society. Learn more at hendricks.syr.edu.
This conversation will broadcast on Facebook Live on Hendricks Chapel’s Facebook page. This event is free and open to all Syracuse University and greater Syracuse community members. Professional captioning will be available during this broadcast. For additional questions please contact Hendricks Chapel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
González, vice president for community engagement, has more than 38 years of experience in higher education; 30 of which have been in continuing education. She also has a long and distinguished record of public service. She joined University College of Syracuse University in 1984 as an academic advisor. She became executive director of the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program and community and public services in 1991. After serving as director and associate dean of Student Support Services, she was selected as interim dean in 2004 and dean in 2007. In February 2015, she was appointed as special assistant to the Chancellor to focus on student affairs.
González has been elected to public office three times. In 2001, she became the first Latino/a to be elected president of the City of Syracuse Common Council and served two terms. She also served on the Syracuse City School District’s Board of Education.
Learn more about González’s upbringing in Syracuse and her career at the University in this SU News profile.