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Michael Alston, Ed.D.
Sexual Harassment Prevention
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity & Student Rights, UTHSC
Dr. Michael Alston is the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Student Rights & Title IX Coordinator at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Alston’s employment within The University of Tennessee System spans 25-plus years with stints at UT- Martin, UT-Knoxville, and UT Health Science Center in Memphis, TN. Dr. Alston’s work experience in higher education encompasses residence life administration, student recruitment and admissions, undergraduate instruction, employee relations, student conduct administration, equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, Title IX and diversity and inclusion. An alumnus of the University of Tennessee at Martin, Dr. Alston earned a B.S. in Psychology and M.S. in Educational Psychology and Guidance. Dr. Alston also earned doctorate in higher education administration from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University and he is a Certified Diversity Professional/Advanced Practitioner from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.

Leadership's Knowledge and Understanding of Sexual Harassment Prompts Prevention (Co-Presenter with Dr. Chandra Alston)

Sexual harassment in the workplace continues to be an important issue today that requires the attention of leadership. This session provides information describing leadership roles and responsibilities, a reliance on policies, changing workplace culture and what does prevention look like.  Because leadership shapes culture and values, the prevention of sexual harassment is paramount.  Attendees will also have an opportunity ask questions and share concerns.