Vol. 1, Issue 4
Gala 10th Anniversary Luncheon a huge success!
Ten years after its founding Cleveland State’s Diversity Management Program, Anniversary was held on September 18, where more than 75 alumni, faculty and University officials toasted the success and longevity of the nation’s only master’s program in Diversity Management.
Successful recruitment for DMP 11!
DMP 11 has gotten off to a great start with 17 people enrolled. We have four generations represented, a very eclectic and dynamic group of people. Applications are being accepted for DMP 12. Tell your colleagues and co-workers! Apply on-line now
Dr. Brenda Johnson joins the DMP Learning Community!
Dr. Johnson will be teaching in the program and leading our diversity research efforts. Please visit Dr. Johnson's profile page to learn more about her research interests.
DMP to have its own Alumni Chapter!
Twenty-five DMP Alumni have signed an application to create an official Alumni Chapter. Final approval for the Chapter is expected from the Alumni Board in October. Alumni membership is FREE! Official Alumni Chapter status will afford our graduates the opportunity to receive funding from CSU for activities throughout the year.
As an official chapter, you will be required to hold three events per year and submit a written report on those events to the Board on an annual basis. Also, a member of the Alumni chapter will serve as a representative on the board. The term of office shall be for two years. The board representative will act as liaison between the board and their organization and serve on at least one board committee.
Further information regarding Alumni Chapter status and responsibilities can be found at the code regulations and expectations page. If you are interested in joining the DMP Alumni Chapter and/or serving as Board Representative, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
DMP grads gather for Wine and Cheese Networking!
DMP grads gathered at Dr. Plummer’s home Friday for networking and reconnecting. Last month grads gathered under the mammoth oak trees in Director, Lisa Gaynier’s back yard! Special thank you to DMP 9 volunteers Corrine Rudman- Dunn, Lourdes Negron-McDaniel, and Carole Walters for organizing these events. Keep an eye out for more to come!
DMP Consulting teams – call for interested participants
Looking for more opportunities to practice your skills? Want to get your name out into the community? Consider volunteering for the DMP Consulting Consortium. It is designed to provide our alumni an opportunity to build their resumes by being a part of a consulting team. This program is two tiered. The first tier is a volunteer opportunity for new grads to partner with experienced grads to offer low cost consulting to area churches and non-profits. After successfully completing five pro bono consultations, grads are eligible for paid consulting opportunities through CSU. Interested grads should fill out the accompanying form and send it and your resume to the email@example.com.
Plexus, Cleveland’s own Chamber of Commerce for the LGBT community is looking for interns to do research, help with networking nights and data entry. Contact Eric Lutzo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where are they now?
Have you made a career change? Gotten a promotion? Started a business? Landed a huge contract? Share your news! Send us a note about what you are doing and we’ll post it here!
Tonae Bolton-Dove Pursues a Consulting Practice
Tonae Bolton-Dove, DMP 8 grad and program secretary resigned in August to pursue a consulting practice. Congratulations and all the best wishes for you in your new endeavors, Tonae!
Robert Kirk, DMP 7, holds an adjunct position in the psychology department at Owens Community College (OCC). He is the instructor for three undergraduate classes: one General Psychology course and two Lifespan Development courses. In addition to his role as an educator, Robert intends to begin work on his Ph.D. in the near future