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Diversity Innovator Award Goes to First Class of Students

Award recognizes those working for a more equitable campus community

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement has honored four students with the Diversity Innovator Student Award in recognition of their efforts to create a more diverse and equitable campus. The awards went to Ainsley Ash, a 2021 public policy leadership graduate from Meridian; Kam’ron Bracey, a graduate studentRead the story …

School of Engineering Earns National Recognition for Diversity Efforts

American Society for Engineering Education honors Ole Miss with bronze-level status

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Engineering has received bronze-level designation from the American Society for Engineering Education Diversity Recognition Program, the highest level of recognition available in the program. According to the ASEE, the designation means that UM is among the nation’s leaders in inclusive excellence. “As a pillar of theRead the story …

Arthur Doctor Receives IHL Diversity Educator of the Year Award

UM director of fraternity and sorority life grateful for opportunities to build equity across campus

JACKSON, Miss. – Arthur Doctor was given a monumental task when he arrived at the University of Mississippi in 2018: Increase equity in some of the university’s most established spaces, fraternities and sororities. And, he did it as the first person of color in his position. His work hasn’t gone unnoticed as the Institutions ofRead the story …

University Announces Five-Year Diversity Plan at Summit

Keynote Gregory Vincent lauds commitment, challenges community to follow through

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi officials shared the institutional commitment to strengthening a diverse and equitable learning and working environment Friday (Jan. 22) with the official launch of the university’s new Pathways to Equity strategic plan. The plan was presented as a part of the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement‘s second Diversity Summit,Read the story …

Pharmacy School Forms Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Panel aims to develop, implement and sustain diversity efforts at school

OXFORD, Miss. – Committed to strengthening opportunities and a supportive atmosphere, the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy has formed a permanent Diversity and Inclusion Standing Committee. The committee will promote an inclusive learning and work environment, evaluate school climate and develop proposed interventions, assess and support efforts in recruiting a diverse student population andRead the story …

Dialogues on Diversity Series to Focus on Pandemic, Policing, Politics

'Nationwide Now' series reckons with inequalities in our present reality

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement is kicking off its annual Dialogues on Diversity series next week under the theme, “Nationwide Now: Reckoning with Inequities in Pandemic, Policing and Politics.” “Over the past few months, many painful inequities around the world have come to light,” said Shawnboda Mead,Read the story …

University Presents First Diversity Innovator Awards

Inaugural class recognized for commitment to equity in the community, classroom and research

OXFORD, Miss. – The inaugural class of University of Mississippi Diversity Innovator Award recipients are professors who have found ways to not only serve their communities, but also strive to incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion principles into their teaching and research, as well as the lives of their students. The recipients are Jodi Skipper, associateRead the story …

Pharmacy School Teams with AACP to Host Diversity Institute

UM student pharmacists, faculty, administrators to address issues in health care education and practice

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy will host an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Institute in January 2021, focusing on critical areas of diversity and their impact on patient care, including race, gender, disability, economic status and other factors. Teams made up of multipleRead the story …

Campuswide Effort Aims to Promote Diversity and Inclusion

Division of Diversity and Community Engagement launches yearlong campaign

OXFORD, Miss. – Seeking to create a more inclusive campus environment at the University of Mississippi, the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement is introducing a new educational framework. “All In at UM” is a yearlong effort that includes guest speakers, workshops, dialogues and other programs to expand cultural awareness, challenge bias attitudes and behaviors,Read the story …

Board of Trustees Presents Annual Diversity Awards

Medical Center administrator and former UM educator honored for service, statewide impact

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi board of trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning celebrated Black History Month with its annual Diversity Awards ceremony in Jackson. Campus and community leaders were recognized for their efforts in advancing diversity and encouraging understanding and respect. Michael Ryan, professor and associate dean for student affairs in the SchoolRead the story …