Commitment Area 4: Organizational & Leadership Development

Diversify university leadership and management. Build leadership capacity to drive diversity and inclusion strategy and support a welcoming climate. Coordinate organizational change to support our racial equity and diversity commitments. Continue to evolve our diversity structure to better support the implementation of university commitments and achievement of desired outcomes. Become a national model for sustained success in the areas of access, racial justice, inclusion and equity.

Organizational & Leadership Development


Accountable: President Philomena Mantella & Vice President Jesse Bernal

Check out the related items in the 15-point charge issued by President Mantella in June 2020.

Development of a supplier diversity statement and expectation for units. 

Contacts: Valerie Rhoades & Jesse Bernal

(1) The Senior Leadership Team has agreed to establish senior or deputy inclusion and equity officers in each of the major organizational units and division, as a part of current individual’s jobs or reassignment of time. VP Bernal is working with each of the Executive Officers to determine the best approach for each area. (2) The Reach Higher 2025 Steering Committee will consider KPIs relative to DEI. (3) VP Bernal will work with teams to identify initial high-level goals for each of the 4 commitment areas to inform the Reach Higher 2025 plan.

Contact: Jesse Bernal

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