Robert N. Page Jr.
Guided by his faith, Robert has worked in postsecondary education for over 25 years and focuses on professional development for student affairs professionals, retention and recruitment programs for students of color, multi-racial populations programs, diversity training and awareness, conference coordination with a commitment to make a difference through his legacies.
Robert has conducted countless workshops, seminars and keynotes on many issues with a focus on inclusion and leadership potential. Certified and trained through the National Multicultural Institute and the Institute on Racial Justice, his areas of expertise include; multiracial identity; dominant culture privilege; training and curriculum design, equitable policies and practices, multicultural education, multilingual issues, inclusive decision-making processes, multicultural curriculum training, cultural communication and a specific focus on “Cycle of Socialization Theory”.
Robert is the founder of such programs as the National Black Greek Leadership Conference, the “Am I My Brothers Keeper” Male Empowerment Conference, Minority & Friends Network at the Oshkosh Placement Exchange, African American Male Summit, the Tunnel of Oppression Diversity Activity, and has assisted with numerous other endeavors. He attributes his successes to people that he has worked with.
Robert holds a Master of Science in Counseling from Central Missouri State University. He is a member of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. Robert is the partner to Dr. Tammara Durham and the proud father of his two daughters Morgan and Madison and son Aidan.
Eric currently serves as the Adult Learner Innovation Manager for the KC Scholars and was formerly the Dean of Students at the Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City.
Eric’s own education journey began at Jackson State University where he earned a B.S. in Psychology, followed by a M.S. in Family Therapy at Friends University in Wichita, KS. Eric initially began his career as family therapist specializing in problems facing troubled youth. After several years,
Eric discovered that he wanted to use his interpersonal skills to help improve students’ college and career outcomes. He has worked in Student Development at Friends University and the University of Kansas. At KU, Eric worked with the award-winning Hawk Link retention program where he began to develop a strong network of professional colleagues dedicated to maximizing student success through collaboration and innovation. Eric is a devoted husband to Dr. Jomella Watson-Thompson of the University of Kansas and a fun dad to Amaya and Edyn.