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: Michelle Arnold Office of Student Success
Co-Chair: Eric Oslund College of Education
Lando Carter LT&ITC
Matthew Duncan University Studies
Andrienne Friedli College of Basic and Applied Sciences
Jonell Hinsey Office of Student Success
Jimmy Mumford College of Liberal Arts
Julie Myatt MT Engage; College of Liberal Arts
Mary Ellen Sloane Walker Library
Monica Smith Community Engagement
Michelle Stevens College of Education
Chandra Story College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Sam Zaza Jones College of Business