A message from MMC’s Chief Diversity Officer:
Dear MMC Community,
At MMC, we fundamentally believe that creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community is a goal to be fervently pursued and translated into action. As the College’s Chief Diversity Officer, I understand there is much work to do, but I have been inspired by the passion and commitment demonstrated by our students, faculty, and staff to create lasting institutional change on our campus.
In the 2016 spring semester, President Kerry Walk established the President’s Advisory Committee for Inclusivity, which I chair. The Committee’s first order of business was to conduct an Inclusivity Climate Survey and establish key priority areas for the College based on the input of students, faculty, and staff. The top three priorities that emerged concerned (1) inclusive campus dialogue, (2) campus accessibility, and, (3) how to recruit, support, and retain a diverse faculty and staff. The Committee is putting plans in place to address these priorities, and we look forward to collaborating with the entire campus community in translating strategies into action. I will provide periodic updates as to our progress.
In the meantime, please take a moment to explore our webpages and learn more about diversity at MMC. I encourage you to get involved. Participate in a Safe Zone workshop or attend a heritage event. Join an organization that celebrates diversity or advocates for a marginalized community. Now more than ever, we must work collectively and individually to promote greater inclusion and access at MMC. We must give expression to and safeguard our mission-based commitment to free speech, diversity, inclusivity, and humanity. Thank you in advance for your partnership. I look forward to our continued work together.
Chief Diversity Officer and Title IX Coordinator