Santa Fe Community College and Santa Fe Higher Education Center services unavailable during Professional Development Day Conference on March 5, George Lee Jr. to give keynote address

Santa Fe Community College and Santa Fe Higher Education Center services unavailable during Professional Development Day Conference on March 5

George Lee Jr. to give keynote address to SFCC employees:

“Exploring the Consciousness and Unconsciousness in Racism”


Santa Fe Community College will not offer any services or classes on Friday, March 5, while faculty and staff participate in a campus-wide Professional Development Day conference. The conference is one of the initiatives of the college to continue to provide ways to support SFCC students in achieving their educational goals. All SFCC and HEC buildings are closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions.


A subcommittee of SFCC’s President’s Diversity Advisory Committee worked with other campus collaborators to prepare a dynamic conference day of online workshops and interaction revolving around equity, diversity and inclusion. The overall theme is Anti-Racist Leadership.


George Lee Jr. will deliver the keynote address, “Exploring the Consciousness and Unconsciousness in Racism,” to kick off the day of activities. Lee holds a bachelor’s degree in African & African American Studies, master’s degrees in both Human Relations and Adult Higher Education as well as Graduate Certificates in Women and Gendered Studies along with Human Resource and Diversity Development from the University of Oklahoma. He is currently leading the nationally renowned University of Oklahoma debate team as the Coordinator of Policy Debate while also being a Language Arts Public High School Teacher in Oklahoma City Public School District. In addition to his other positions he holds a professorship in the Social Work Department at the University of Oklahoma.


For more than ten years, Lee has engaged audiences with public speaking events for community groups, academic institutions, and corporate organizational leadership seminars.  His audiences and clients for his Professional Development and Diversity Inclusion programs include: Gonzaga University, Morgan State University, the University of Oklahoma, Augsburg College, the University of Texas at Austin, Oklahoma Natural Gas Company and The Heritage Hall College Prep, as well as many small businesses and high schools nationwide.


The conference is not open to the public. Spring registration for late-starting classes continues 24/7 at For more information on how to register for classes visit


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