A time-honored tradition

Faculty and Staff Convocation is a time-honored tradition that brings together the University community to recognize the excellence of our employees. This year's format is a mini-conference with breakout sessions and keynote speaker Frank Warren.


Keynote Speaker

Frank Warren is the founder of PostSecret and a speaker for Active Minds.
About Frank

Frank Warren, “The Most Trusted Stranger in America” and founder of PostSecret.com, travels around the country, sharing a collection of highly personal secrets on artfully decorated postcards mailed anonymously from around the world.

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    Book Signing:

    Join Frank Warren for a book signing immediately following Convocation.

    11:30 AM, Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery (in Fine Arts)

    Frank’s books will be available for sale in the Gallery before the Keynote and during the signing:

    The World of PostSecret
    PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death, and God
    PostSecret: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives


    Frank Warren: SNEAK PREVIEW (3-minute video)


    Convocation at a glance

    The Full Convocation Schedule lists individual breakout sessions with descriptions, presenters, locations, and number of seats available. Check out the full schedule to plan what sessions you want to participate in. 


    Time Session Presenter Location
    8 - 8:30 am
    Grab & Go Breakfast Fine Arts Lawn
    8:30 - 8:50 am
    Welcome - Faculty & Staff Excellence Awards President Richard Carvajal Fine Arts Whitehead Auditorium
    8:50 - 9 am
    Break - 10 minutes
    9 - 9:20 am
    Breakout Session A
    9:20 - 9:35 am
    Break - 10 minutes
    9:35 - 9:55 am
    Breakout Session B
    9:55 - 10:05 am
    Break - 10 minutes
    10:05 - 11:15 am
    Keynote Speaker "Post Secret" Frank Warren Fine Arts Whitehead Auditorium
    11:15 - 11:30 am
    Closing remarks President Richard Carvajal Fine Arts Whitehead Auditorium
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Lunch Palms Dining

    *If you require special accommodations to participate in this event, please submit this brief form: Accessibility Survey