Diversity and Inclusion – Save-the-Date

As we recess for the holiday break, wishing you peace this holiday season and the promise of a new beginning in 2018. Thank you for all the ways that you have engaged and pursued aims around diversity, equity and inclusion.  I look forward to continued partnerships and engagement.   


Diversity and Inclusion – Save-the-Date

I offer a couple of save-the-date announcements for early next term. 

Save the date for continuing our dialogue series – Educating for Justice in Complex Times – Prioritizing Humanity and Inclusion on Campus gatherings of faculty, staff, and administrators for community dialogue around educating for justice and enhancing dialogue across differences.

The goal of this dialogue series is to provide an opportunity for us to come together as a community around our shared vision in building an inclusively excellent university and enhancing dialogue across differences.

We will begin the New Year with our first session scheduled:

Thursday, January 11, 2018 – noon to 2:00 pm in Student Center 160

February (TBA)

March 20, 2018 – noon to 2:00 pm in Student Center 160


“Pursuing Inclusive Excellence in Faculty Hiring” Workshop

Dr. Mary James is back on February 1, 2018 to present “Part One” of her well-received workshop on faculty hiring. This session will focus on inclusive mindset and strategies in planning for and conducting a search process. Noon-2:00pm in the Law School Annex 142


CDO Chat:  Real Talk!

(You belong . . . Your voice matters . . . I want to hear from you.)

An opportunity for students to communicate directly to the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Natasha Martin, on visioning together an inclusive and welcoming campus community.

Tentative Dates

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 – 12:30 to 1:30 pm in the OMA Living Room (PAVL) (Lunch provided)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 – 5:00 to 6:00 pm in Stuart T. Rolfe (Admissions Building-ADAL) (Dinner provided)