The Deans’ and Non-Academic Diversity Councils are assemblages of faculty, staff and external stakeholders who meet regularly to design, implement and monitor strategies that address diversity challenges and opportunities in each of the University’s colleges. Members are appointed by the respective Deans of the Colleges and departments throughout the University.
Annually, each of the diversity councils identifies two strategies it will pursue based upon the goals of the Diversity Action Plan, the guidance of the President’s Council on Diversity, and the needs of their Colleges and non-academic departments. The Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement provides technical and financial support to assist the Councils in their endeavors.
The 2nd Annual Deans’ Diversity Council Awards Breakfast event was held in April 2015. The event featured a presentation by each Council, reporting their projects, progress and the impact of their work during this academic school year.
CSU President Ronald M. Berkman presented special recognition awards to three Diversity Councils for their efforts and contributions during the 2014-2015 academic year as reported in the presentations.
The winners included: The College of Engineering, the College of Sciences and Health Professions and the College of Nursing.
Awards were selected on the basis of the following:
- Innovation – new, relevant and penetrating initiatives to promote positive change
- Impact - potential to increase understanding of diversity and fosters inclusive excellence, and
- Sustainability – provides opportunity to institutionalize positive practices that promote equity and inclusive excellence