DEI Response

Provost Bendapudi convened a group of campus leaders to review the DEI report and its recommendations over the summer.  This group was tasked with presenting a report to the Provost of what actions had been taken historically, what actions were in-progress, and what new steps we could take to move the needle as it relates to truly addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Provost Bendapudi used the information collected by this group to frame her response and to inform the actions that the Office of the Provost will take to impact our campus climate.


Please read Provost Neeli's response to the DEI Advisory Group.


Committee Members

Saida Bonifield, Project Manager, Diversity & Equity
Stuart Day, Interim Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (team lead)
Rick Ginsberg, Dean, School of Education
Mary Lee Hummert, Vice Provost of Faculty Development
Mike Rounds, Associate Vice Provost for Human Resource Management
Michael Roberts, Dean, Graduate Studies
Michael Wade Smith, Executive Director of Marketing & Advancement, Provost Office
Nate Thomas, Vice Provost of Diversity & Equity



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