Strategic Priority 2

Eliminate achievement gaps and increase the diversity of faculty and staff.

  • Student Success check-ins were sent to professors of African American freshmen twice during Spring 2022.
  • The Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) has been re-established.
  • Dr. Monica Smith hired as Assistant to the President for Inclusion and Community Engagement.
  • Three Diversity Dissertation Fellows were hired.
  • The College of Education’s Center for Fairness, Justice, and Equity has been established.
  • “Man Up Teacher Fellowship” (MUTF) has begun efforts.
Work Group
Co-Chair: Cheryl Torsney Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Co-Chair: Vincent Windrow Office of Student Success
Andrienne Friedli College of Basic and Applied Sciences
Adele Monteblanco College of Liberal Arts
Brelinda Johnson Office of Student Success
Marva Lucas University College
Julie Myatt MT Engage; College of Liberal Arts
Sheila Otto LT&ITC; College of Liberal Arts
Mary Ellen Sloane Walker Library
Michelle Stevens College of Education
Chandra Story College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Louis Woods College of Liberal Arts