College Commits to Inclusive Excellence
The College of Business announced a long-term commitment to diversity and inclusion by pursuing inclusive excellence. Embracing diversity in all forms makes inclusion a top priority.
“We believe in the power of every person,” said Dean Kathy Farrell. “We accelerated the process of creating a Diversity and Inclusion strategic plan for our college to identify actions we can take to create real change.”
Rik Barerra was appointed to lead the college’s diversity and inclusion efforts on July 1. His experience in strengths-based leadership and management helps in his expanded role as associate dean of student services, inclusion and chief operating officer.
“This will require commitment and action from all of us. This is an endeavor where we have to be intentional, commit every day and lead by example,” Barrera said. “After all, if we aren’t inclusive, we fail to fulfill our mission of access and success for all.”