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New chief diversity officer hails from Columbia, Harvard

New chief diversity officer hails from Columbia, Harvard

Jolene Lane joins UA from Teachers College at Columbia University, where she has served the last nine years as senior director in the Vice President’s Office for Diversity and Community Affairs.  Full story


Team of social entrepreneurs competing for Hult Prize

Team of social entrepreneurs competing for Hult Prize

UA students accept challenge to develop game-changing idea to solve global refugee crisis.  Full story


Pact means more high school students can earn free college credit

Pact means more high school students can earn free college credit

The partnership with the Portage Lakes Career Center, the first of its kind in Ohio, gives students there the opportunity to earn a college degree free of charge along with a diploma.  Full story



New chief diversity officer hails from Columbia, Harvard

New chief diversity officer hails from Columbia, Harvard

Jolene Lane joins UA from Teachers College at Columbia University, where she has served the last nine years as senior director in the Vice President’s Office for Diversity and Community Affairs.  Full story


Team of social entrepreneurs competing for Hult Prize

Team of social entrepreneurs competing for Hult Prize

UA students accept challenge to develop game-changing idea to solve global refugee crisis.  Full story


Pact means more high school students can earn free college credit

Pact means more high school students can earn free college credit

The partnership with the Portage Lakes Career Center, the first of its kind in Ohio, gives students there the opportunity to earn a college degree free of charge along with a diploma.  Full story



Inclusive excellence at UA

AT THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON, we strive to create a welcoming environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. We respect and celebrate our differences and invite you to join us in creating an environment in which we can all excel.

We strive to create a framework for excellence that incorporates diversity at its core while linking the quality of the educational experience.

Inclusive excellence is a key component of a comprehensive strategy for achieving institutional excellence. This includes the academic excellence of all students in attendance, and concerted efforts to educate and equip them to succeed in a diverse society with sophisticated intercultural skills.

Inclusive Excellence at Akron

 

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