Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has introduced long-range diversity and inclusion goals that focus on retention and enrollment growth of underrepresented students.
Another key focal point for SIUE is attracting and retaining faculty and staff from underrepresented groups.
Associate Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion Venessa Brown, PhD, this week introduced the plan, called Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan Goals for 2018-25.
Brown said the entire campus community had input.
To address campus climate issues and complex societal issues facing the region and nation, SIUE is committed to increasing dialogue regarding diversity and inclusion issues, such as the sustained dialogue program, biweekly Friday conversations and town halls already taking place.
“I am enthusiastic about and encouraged by the Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan, because it addresses issues and strategies that are crucial to SIUE’s future,” said Chancellor Randy Pembrook. “It represents a tremendous amount of work by the Diversity Council. I look forward to working with faculty, staff, students and our community to realize these important goals.”
PHOTO: SIUE Associate Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion Venessa Brown, PhD, addresses approximately 150 people as she introduced the university’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan Goals for 2018-25 at the Morris University Center Conference Center.