UA alum, McDonald’s DEI leader to speak Feb. 3

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Reggie Miller, vice president and global chief diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) officer at McDonald’s Corp., will give a virtual talk at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 3 as part of the University of Arkansas’ schedule of Black History Month events.

“A Conversation with Reginald J. Miller: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Modern Age” will feature discussions about diversity and inclusion, how to engage in these conversations in an organization, best practices and guidance for diversity and inclusion, and how to prepare to work in diverse organizations. A short question-and-answer session will follow the talk. The virtual event can be attended via Zoom and is open to the public.

McDonald’s hired Miller in November. A U.S. Army veteran, Miller served as a supply sergeant with deployments to Afghanistan and Uzbekistan. In addition, he holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from the UA. He also received a master’s degree in business administration from Webster University. Miller is a native Arkansan from Osceola.

The event is co-hosted by the UA’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance (OEOC) and the Sam M. Walton College of Business. Others who will be participating in the conversation include Chancellor Joe Steinmetz; Danielle L. Williams, assistant vice chancellor and director of OEOC; Barbara Lofton, assistant dean for diversity and inclusion in Walton College; and Matthew Waller, dean of Walton College.