U of A Grad and Current McDonald's VP to Speak Today as Part of Black History Month

Reginald Miller
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Reginald Miller

Reginald Miller, vice president and global chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer at McDonald's and an alumnus of the University of Arkansas, will give a virtual talk from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, as part of Black History Month.

"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. Registration is not required. Attendees can visit the Zoom link the day of the event.

In his role at McDonald's, Miller oversees the company's global diversity and inclusion strategy, with a focus on transformational change around the world. He began at McDonald's in 2020 after serving in a similar role at VF Corporation, a worldwide footwear and apparel company, where he built the company's first diversity and inclusion strategy and transformed it into an award-winning program. He has also worked in leadership roles at Walmart and Tyson.

A U.S. Army veteran, he 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 University of Arkansas. He also received an master's degree in business administration from Webster University. Miller is a native Arkansan from Osceola.

The event is co-hosted by the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance 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.

For more information, go to the Black History Month page. More events recognizing Black History Month are being planned, with a full schedule to be announced in the coming weeks.  

Contacts

Danielle L. Williams, assistant vice chancellor and director
Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance
479-575-4825, dlw11@uark.edu

John Post, director of academic communications
University Relations
479-575-4449, johnpost@uark.edu

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