The College of Business Diversity Council is proud to be the organizer and host of a speaker series beginning in early 2021. This monthly event during spring and fall semesters will feature panelists and speakers who bring a wealth of experience to a range of topics that all share one theme: the reasons for and avenues to creating a healthy, productive and diverse workplace.

Stress Management and Self-Care
In-Person and Live Zoom (recorded) Presentation

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Hartman Hall, room 2021
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The COB Diversity Council Speaker Series welcomes Marsha Mays-Bernard in supporting student mental health and well-being as final exam season approaches. Students will walk away with practical tips and techniques they can utilize to help manage their stress levels and support their self-care.

Registration is required to attend virtually. If you are affiliated with the university as a student, faculty or staff member, please use your JMU email when registering.


If you missed the event or were unable to stay the entire time you can watch a recording of the event.

About the Speaker
Marsha Mays-Bernard - 2021

Marsha Mays-Bernard (‘13M) serves as the associate vice-president for health and well-being in student affairs at James Madison University. She has oversight for the University Health Center, the Counseling Center, and University Recreation. Marsha is a member of the president’s cabinet and leads the Initiative for Contemplative Study and Practice. She has worked in higher education for 35 years, and has served in various positions in student affairs at JMU and Mary Baldwin University. Marsha earned her bachelor’s degree in speech and drama from Hampton University, and a master’s degree in adult fitness from JMU. She is certified in holistic stress management through the Paramount Wellness Institute in Boulder, CO, and is trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. She is passionate about contemplative practices and the mind/body connection.  

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