CIAN’s 2013 Annual Retreat

This year’s Student Leadership Council portion of the CIAN Annual Retreat was a huge success, hosting 21 CIAN students. Three special speakers attended the event to offer expert opinions on publishing, presenting, and sustainability. A community building event was also hosted at the beginning of the retreat. To learn more about the speakers and for pictures, see below.

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Darrell Norman Burrell, PhD

Dr. Burrell is a Presidential Management Fellow. He is a faculty member of the Dept. of Global & Community Health at George Mason University. Dr. Burrell teaches in the School of Health Sciences at Walden University, in the Doctor of Business Administration at the University of Liverpool in the UK, Doctor of Health Sciences at A.T. Still University and in the on-line “Green” MBA in Sustainability Development at Marylhurst University. He has an EdS in Higher Education Administration from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. He has over 18 years of management in academia, government, and health care and over 11 years of college teaching experience. Dr. Burrell has over 60 publications and over 30 peer reviewed conference presentations.

Janet L. Kayfetz, PhD

Dr. Kayfetz teaches Academic Writing and Great Presentations to graduate students and researchers in computer science, engineering, environmental science and management, and bioengineering, as well as professionals in the fields of medicine, business, education, and law. In each of these contexts, working with both native and non-native speakers of English, her objecticve is the same–to create a culture of excellence in both written and spoken communication.

Nurit Katz

UCLA’s first Sustainability Coordinator, Nurit Katz, is working to foster partnerships among academic, research, and operational departments and further the goals and initiatives of the campus sustainability program. Nurit is also an Instructor for UCLA Extension’s Global Sustainability Certificate Program. Before starting in this position she founded the UCLA Sustainable Resource Center to provide resources for the community on sustainability. She has worked on a variety of sustainability projects including a project for the City of Los Angeles that focused on transit-oriented development along the Expo Light Rail Line. Nurit holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, a Masters in Public Policy from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, and a BA in Environmental Education from Humboldt State University.

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