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5th Annual Student Leadership Conference - Integrity: What's Its Value?
Friday, January 26, 2007 - 11:00pm

Integrity: What's its value?5th Annual Student Leadership Conference - Integrity: What's Its Value?
Friday, January 26, 2007
11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom.

Keynote speaker:
Adrienne Nelson, Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge

Conference overview

The 5th Annual Portland State University Student Leadership Conference, Integrity: What's Its Value? features Adrienne Nelson, Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge, as the keynote; complimentary lunch; relevant and engaging breakout sessions; and a focus on a common reading -- selections from the book, Integrity, by Stephen L. Carter. Participants may choose to attend up to three breakout sessions facilitated by PSU students, faculty, and professional staff.

The first chapter in Stephen Carter's book, Integrity, has been identified as a common reading for participants of the Conference. To read this chapter prior to the conference:

  1. Go to
  2. Search by department: Student Leadership Conference
  3. Enter password: integrity

You will have an opportunity to attend a program session dedicated to a discussion of this chapter and copies of the book will be provided to participants of this session.

Register for the event by January 24 at:

ADRIENNE NELSON, Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge

The Honorable Adrienne Nelson is the second African-American female in Oregon's history appointed to the bench. She earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Criminal Justice (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Arkansas. Judge Nelson is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was the first African-American valedictorian of her high school since integration. She is frequently a presenter on the issue of diversity and is an adjunct professor for the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College where she teaches a seminar on critical race theory. Judge Nelson is well-respected for her leadership, legal knowledge and experience, political acumen, strategic ability, networking and interpersonal skills that have served her well in her professional and community realms.

In March 2003, Adrienne received the Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLs) Judge Mercedes Deiz Award. The Judge Mercedes Deiz Award is awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to promoting women and minorities in the legal profession and in the community. In May 2003, Adrienne received the Delta Sigma Theta Woman of Excellence Award for leadership and service in the African-American community in the business/professional category. In addition to her numerous professional activities, Judge Nelson currently sits on the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars Advisory Board. She is a former member of the Black United Fund of Oregon Board of Directors, Portland Parks Board, the YWCA Columbia-Willamette Board of Directors, the Rosemary Anderson/ Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center Board of Directors and was a founding member of the Portland-Vancouver National Black MBA chapter.