Region II Conference – "Reflecting Forward" | October 25–27 | University of ArkansasRegion II Conference

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All-Conference Session: Opening

Lioneld Jordan

As Mayor of the City of Fayetteville, now in his third term, Lioneld Jordan brings his passion as a public servant to our city day after day, improving the quality of life and sense of place in our town and making lives better for all of the people in our community. He is famously known for his open door, open mind, and open heart and he applies his core principals of equality, diversity, and inclusion through his every action. To quote Mayor Jordan: “It’s not about what we market in this city, it’s about what we believe.”

Jennifer Zamora is the director of student programs for the University Unions at the University of Texas–Austin. After graduating from Texas A&M University and spending two years as a kindergarten teacher, she received a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs from Indiana University. Jennifer is the current president of ACUI and is writing her dissertation on the experiences of women who serve as advisors to college fraternities—a topic close to her heart in her own role as the advisor to Beta Theta Pi at UT.

Jennifer Zamora

All-Conference Session: Closing

Jordyn Wieber

Jordyn Wieber is an Olympic gold medalist and head coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks women’s gymnastics team. A key member of the “Fierce Five," Wieber helped the U.S. Olympic Women's Gymnastics Team capture the team gold medal at the London Olympic Games in 2012. In January 2018, Wieber came forward as a survivor of Dr. Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse and has since continued to fight to make gymnastics a safe sport again for young girls. Over the past several months, she has met with the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security to help create safeguards to prevent sexual abuse from ever happening again to athletes.


All-Conference Session: ACUI Talks

Jamie Leidelmeyer is a member at large of the Board of Directors for Northwest Arkansas Equality, Inc., (NWA) a nonprofit organization located in Fayetteville, Arkansas, which provides programs, resources, and safe gathering spaces for the LGBTQ+ community. Additionally, NWA Equality spearheads the area PRIDE events each year, with this past June reaching the largest and most diverse numbers to date. In his day job, Leidelmeyer also focuses on making a difference, serving currently as an independent consultant for environmental sustainability and social impact initiatives.

Jamie Leidelmeyer

Erin Bishop is the community outreach advocate at Cats’ Cupboard, the Kansas State University food pantry. She received her master’s in family studies and human services from the university in 2008 and has been an advocate for community mental health, community education, and family wellness for more than 15 years. In addition to providing a consumer-choice model in the pantry, Cats’ Cupboard also connects students with on-campus food production resources and supports them with accessing assistance programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Erin Bishop
Noelia Cerna is a Latina poet based in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Cerna was born in Costa Rica and immigrated to the United States at the age of 7 and received a bachelor’s degree in English from Westminster College in Missouri. Cerna is currently working on a book of poems discussing the experience of being a first generation immigrant and a book of essays about the Arkansas prison system. Cerna is a reader and poetry feedback editor for Tinderbox Poetry Journal, a writing mentor for Pen America’s Prison Writing Mentorship program, and an associate editor with Sibling Rivalry Press.
Noelia Cerna
Ally Zarate is an undergraduate student pursuing a B.A. in political science at the University of North Texas. She plans to attend graduate school to earn a master’s degree in environmental ethics and teach at the university level. Currently, she is preparing for her senior thesis on environmental justice as it relates to decolonial and disaster studies. Zarate works as a building manager in the UNT Union where she strives to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion while serving the UNT community.
Ally Zarate

Travel

HOST INFORMATION

University of Arkansas
Arkansas Union
435 North Garland Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72701


HOTELS

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Fayetteville-Univ of Arkansas Area
1251 N Shiloh Drive
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72704

For reservations, call 479.444.6006 and reference the “ACUI Region II Block.”

The Graduate Fayetteville
70 North East Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
Phone: 479.442.5555

The booking deadline has passed. You may contact Collin Brunner at cbrunner@graduatefayetteville.com or 479.442.1504 to see about availability.

Inn at Carnall Hall
465 N Arkansas Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72701

To make reservations please call 479.582.0400 or go online.



AIRPORT

Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA)
1 Airport Boulevard
Bentonville, Arkansas 72712