Greetings from the Founder &

Chief Executive Officer of the National Diversity Council

Dennis Kennedy & Angeles Valenciano

Dennis KennedyWelcome to the second edition of the 2016 Texas Diversity Council Newsletter! We are very proud of the work we have done so far and excited about the momentum we continue to have. The growth of our mission is apparent with the participation in the Women in Leadership Symposiums and the Texas Diversity Conference.

2016 DiversityFIRST™ Certification Program

The DiversityFIRST™ Certification Program prepares qualified professionals to create and implement highly successful D&I strategies for organizational excellence and a competitive edge in today's global marketplace.

TXDC Board of Director Member Appointed As New TSU President

It’s official! Dr. Austin A. Lane is the new president of Texas Southern University (TSU). Dr. Lane was appointed June 7, 2016 via unanimous vote by TSU’s Board of Regents. A gathering of students, faculty, staff and alumni welcomed Dr. Lane as the university’s 12th president following the vote.

Secure Your Place at the Table

The Texas Diversity Council is hosting the last two symposiums for 2016! The 12thAnnual Women in Leadership Symposiums theme is Secure Your Place at the Table.

Texas Diversity Council Hosts 12th Annual Diversity and Leadership Conference

On April 12, 2016, the Texas Diversity Council hosted the 12th Annual Diversity and Leadership Conference at the Westin Memorial City in Houston, Texas. Attendees of the conference gained knowledge and advice from corporate leaders who shared insight from their personal success and leadership experience as professionals. “I am so proud of the success of the Diversity and Leadership Conference,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chair of the National Diversity Council. “This type of event offers a major contribution to the improvement of diversity and inclusion in the workplace."


Advisory Board opportunity

Board of Directors opportunity

National Newsletter Committee


July 13, 2016 Greater Dallas Healthcare Diversity Summit

July 14, 2016 Greater Fort Worth Healthcare Diversity Summit

July 21, 2016 Greater Dallas Partnership Mixer

October 27, 2016 Greater FortWorth Women in Leadership Symposium

July 28, 2016 Greater San Antonio Healthcare Diversity Summit

July 28, 2016 Montgomery County Women in Leadership Symposium

August 11, 2016 Gulf Coast Healthcare Diversity Summit

August 18, 2016 Central Texas Healthcare Diversity Summit

September 15, 2016 Greater Dallas Best Practices & DiversityFIRST™ Awards Luncheons

September 17, 2016 Central Texas Young Women’s Leadership Symposium

September 24, 2016 Corpus Christi Young Women’s Leadership Symposium

Corporate Partners