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Brian Pappas, Ashley Orme and Emily Sommer

Conflict management students, faculty and staff facilitated discussions at the Idaho Department of Education’s Transition Institute. The event brought more than 200 administrators, educators and counselors to Boise State‚Äôs campus to build interagency collaboration for developing programs and actionable plans to assist students with disabilities as they prepare for adulthood.

Participants included representatives from the State Department of Education, the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Idaho Commission on the Blind and Visually Impaired, the Idaho Department of Labor, Idaho Parents Unlimited and local school districts.

Participating faculty and staff included Brian Pappas, an associate professor and director of the dispute resolution and conflict management certificate program; Ashley Orme, the program’s associate director and a lecturer; and Emily Sommer, an administrative assistant and adjunct professor; Anna Bailey an adjunct professor of history; and Janet Kaufman, an adjunct professor of foundational studies.