Although at the University of Michigan diversity is espoused widely as one of the principles with which the administration is most concerned, the lived experiences of many students on campus tell otherwise. In my own case, I am one of very few Black students on campus. At an institution of over 40,000 students, I more […]

“At the core of our work is a desire to make a difference in our society through impacting the way higher education responds to its role to serve the public good.” – Betty Overton, Director for the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good  The National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good […]

As a part of the community engagement team I have had the fortunate opportunity to work closely with Marygrove College in helping them achieve their integrative urban leadership vision.  Marygrove’s goal is to develop urban leaders through the explicit integration of urban leadership principles in, among other things, their course curriculum.  Though I have only […]

This project, “Leadership for Higher Education’s Role in Promoting Diversity and Social Transformation — Extending Pathways of Inclusion in the United States,” is funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Office of the Vice Provost at the University of Michigan. Our objective for the project is to reinvigorate commitment within higher education […]

The United States Supreme Court’s decision in Fisher v. University of Texas represents a milestone in the history of higher education’s role in advancing social progress in this country. In recent decades, institutions have shaped and pursued admissions practices and policies that enabled them to build a diverse student body. The educational and developmental benefits […]

Wanda Brown Bursar Mott Community College Biography I have been working in higher education since 1994. I began my career in a private 4 year college working in financial aid. I transitioned to a community college in 2005 and have been working as the Bursar of the Cashier’s Office since 2012. Although my direct experience […]

Associate Director, Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairsq University of Michigan Linh strongly believes in the transformative work that happens on college campuses within the various departments, colleges, and student organizations, etc., particularly around issues of diversity, inclusion, identity development and social justice. She trusts in the interconnectedness of the human experience that is realized through […]

Associate Professor, MES University Center Wayne County Community College District Harvey Dorrah, Jr. was a member of the graduate faculty at Central Michigan University (CMU) in the Department of Educational Leadership from January 1994 – December 2012. Before serving on the faculty at CMU, he served as Assistant to the Vice Provost of Academic Affairs. […]

Assistant Provost, Office of Diversity and Inclusion The Ohio State University Yolanda Zepeda is assistant provost for Diversity and Inclusion. In her work, she advocates for a more diverse and inclusive campus, overseeing a broad set of programs in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and coordinating diversity efforts in partnership with academic units on […]

Associate Director of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) University of Michigan Catalina Ormsby is Associate Director of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) at the University of Michigan. Among her core responsibilities, she develops academic programming and strategies for recruiting and engaging diverse students in programs such as community college transfer student initiatives. She […]