To honor GLSEN’s Day of Silence and pay tribute to the LGBTQIA story, the LGBTQ+ Community of Practice is hosting a virtual event of “Telling Our Stories.'' This storytelling experience is mirrored after a traditional educational session
held at annual conferences over the years. For this session, there will be a panel who will be sharing stories; there will be time for others to share as they feel comfortable so we collectively can honor National
Coming Out Day.
About the Presenters
Dr. Clayton Kolb currently serves as the director of the Sykes Student Union and student activities at West Chester University. He received a Bachelor of Arts in social work and a Master of Science in organizational leadership from
Palm Beach Atlantic University and a Doctor of Education from Grand Canyon University. Prior to work in the union, his background consists of student activities, leadership development, and firs-year experience programming. Additionally, he has served
as an adjunct professor for Southern New Hampshire University since 2014 teaching organizational management and leadership courses. Within ACUI, he currently serves as the co-lead for the LGBTQ+ Community of Practice.
Shane Farmer currently serves as the associate director of venue and technical services within campus life at Clemson University. He received his Bachelor of Arts in political science and sociology with a minor in poverty studies
from Furman University and a Master of Education in college student affairs from the University of South Florida. Prior to his work at Clemson, he has worked with student organization policy and advising, programming and programming boards, and union
operations and event planning. He currently serves as the co-lead for the LGBTQ+ Community of Practice.