UD's Commitment
to Diversity and Excellence

Our University is committed to embracing a diverse and inclusive campus that reflects our collective views, experiences, capabilities, cultures, aspirations, and ultimately our commitment to excellence. Dr. Carol Henderson was appointed by the Provost to lead that pledge--and to promote and cultivate the success of this important goal--in the newly created role of Vice Provost for Diversity. While diversity and inclusion remain the collective responsibility of the entire campus, the objectives of the President's Diversity Initiative and the University Diversity Initiative have been subsumed by this office and the task for overseeing and promoting diversity efforts on campus will now be coordinated by the Vice Provost for Diversity. In this role, the Vice Provost provides strategic leadership in advancing diversity as an institutional value and academic priority in all facets of the academic community. The Vice Provost works closely with senior leaders and leadership to develop, promote, and implement initiatives that cultivate a campus climate that is welcoming, equitable and inclusive, and she assists institutional leaders in developing plans for accountability centered on faculty and student diversity, recruitment, and retention. In addition to helping academic units enhance their curricular offering so that they reflect diversity as a visible and intellectual practice, the Vice Provost also maintains relationships with universities, community organizations and other relevant groups to advance and expand access opportunities within higher education.

NEWS & EVENTS

First Year Common Reader with Author David Finkel

Speaking to an audience of more than 650 Students in Mitchell Hall -- including a group watching via simulcast -- David Finkel discussed his book "Thank You For Your Service" on Tuesday, September 23" Read more about Author David Finkel on UDaily.

Annual Louis L. Redding Lecture

Author and Educator Geoffrey Canada, president and former CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone, will deliver the annual Louis L Redding Lecture speaking from the topic "The Crisis Facing Youth: What Adults & Communities Can Do to Save Our Children. Read more about Geoffrey Canada on UDaily.

Melissa Harris-Perry to speak

Melissa Harris-Perry, professor, author and host of a popular show on MSNBC, will be the featured speaker in the Black History Month Extravaganza 2015 to be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, at the University of Delaware.. Read more about Melissa Harris-Perry on UDaily.

African American experience

William Jelani Cobb of the University of Connecticut will present a Black History Month lecture at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Multipurpose Rooms of the Trabant University Center.. Read more about Jelani Cobb.