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Systemic Diversity and Inclusion Initiavites

The Universities of Louisiana are committed to being reflective of the communities we serve.

Systemic Initiatives

Strategic Framework

The Universities of Louisiana outlined six aspirations in August 2017 to shape our work, one of which being to better reach those from traditionally underserved backgrounds.

Diversity Commitment

The UL System and Board of Supervisors reaffirmed its commitment to diversity and inclusion with the attached statement published in October 2018.

Workplace Inclusion Taskforce

Charged with evaluating how the System and its universities implement policies designed to encourage inclusion and respect for diversity among students, employees and constituents, its analysis produces recommendations to help the System provide an educational environment and workplace that is welcoming to all.

Reginald F. Lewis Educational Equity Initiative

Each of the UL System’s nine member institutions have developed and implemented long-standing, successful initiatives aimed at supporting historically underserved populations. To bring these institutional efforts to scale, System-level coordination is required. The resulting Reginald F. Lewis Educational Equity Initiative allows for targeted synergies for equity-focused programs and resources to be house at the System level. The annual report provides an update of our work to date.

Chief Diversity Officers

CDOs are responsible for cultivating an environment that encourages and supports diversity on campus. This often includes developing and incorporating inclusion initiatives, such as organization-wide diversity training and multicultural events.

Lori Williams, J.D.

Grambling State University

Associate VP for Operations and Chief Human Resources Officer

Devonia Love-Vaughn

Louisiana Tech University

Dean of Inclusion Initiatives & Student Success

Michael Snowden

McNeese State University

Chief Diversity Office, ADA Coordinator& Title IX Coordinator, Office of Inclusive Excellence

Steven Kenny

Nicholls State University

Chief Diversity Office and VP of Human Resources

Roni Biscoe

Northwestern State UniversityNorthwestern State University

Executive Director, Institutional Effectiveness & Human Resources

Dr. Taniecea Arceneaux Mallery

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives & Chief Diversity Officer

LaShawn Smith

University of Louisiana Monroe

Assistant Director of Career Development

Dr. Tina Johnson

University of New Orleans

Associate Provost for Faculty and Diversity Affairs

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