Inclusive Excellence

INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE

Inclusive Excellence is a core value at The University of Akron. We have expanded our services through  new entities:

ABOUT US


Location

Office of Inclusion & Equity/Chief Diversity Office
Buchtel Hall 210
Akron, OH  44325-6237
330-972-7193


Lee GillOur team

Lee A. Gill, J.D. (inset at right)
Associate Vice President for Inclusion & Equity/ 
Chief Diversity Officer
330-972-7522
inclusive_excellence@uakron.edu

Sharon K. Girton
Administrative Assistant Senior
330-972-7193
sgirton@uakron.edu

The Multicultural Center
Schrank Hall North 58
Akron, OH  44325-6107

Rosa M. Githiora, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Multicultural Programs
330-972-7396
rmg25@uakron.edu

Elisha Swanson, M.A.
Associate Director, Multicultural Center
330-972-7464
swanso1@uakron.edu

John Alvarez-Turner, M.A.Ed.
Associate Director, Multicultural Center
330-972-6917
jjt32@uakron.edu

Phoebe Reid
Secretary
330-972-7008
pr@uakron.edu

Pan African Center for Community Studies
330-972-7464
swanso1@uakron.edu


OFFICES AND PLACES

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ACADEMICS

EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

 Graduate Photo  

    April 10-11, 2015

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Rethinking Race

Rethinking Race - February 2015

Returning in February: UA's two-week examination of race issues, with speakers, films, "Face 2 Face" conversations, exhibits and more.

2014 Rethinking Race website


All campus curricular and co-curricular Inclusive Excellence initiatives and programs

Diversity Calendar - 2014-2015

Diversity Calendar Mission Statement

The purpose of this calendar is to address and support the diversity of students, faculty, and staff.  We recognize that by increasing our understanding of diverse cultures, their group experiences, traditions, values, and beliefs, we can enhance our relationships with one another and therefore create culturally responsive environments where everyone feels valued and respected. Click to view calendar.


University earns HEED Award

University of Akron earns HEED award from Insight

HEED 2014


Heed Award 2012Heed Award 2013

The University has again been recognized for its "outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion" by INSIGHT into Diversity magazine, and is a recipient of its 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award. UA has received the honor annually since 2012, when the HEED award was first established. Please read a spotlight article from the Insight Into Diversity Magazine.  Click for more information.  

UA named a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award recipient in the November 2013 issue of Insight Magazine. UA also placed an ad in the issue. Enlarge ad.


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Diversity Report for 2013

Diversity Report for 2013

Triangle Download the 2013 Diversity Report.


DIVERSITY COUNCIL

ORGANIZATIONS


News

Lee Gill’s diversity achievements recognized nationally

UA's Black Male Summit in your words and pictures | Video

UA's 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Activities Fair | Video

For a third year, University's Diversity Council singled out as one of nation's best
UA's Diversity Council has been honored by the National Association of Diversity Councils for its "extraordinary efforts and results" in advancing inclusive excellence principles on campus.

Association of American Colleges and Universities' board affirms new statement on diversity

Black students explore college during UA summit, Akron Beacon Journal, April 2013

More Inclusive Excellence news

Diversity Calendar Mission Statement

The purpose of this calendar is to address and support the diversity of students, staff, and families in K-12 education settings and beyond.  We recognize that by increasing our understanding of diverse cultures, their group experiences, traditions, values, and beliefs, we can enhance our relationships with one another and therefore create culturally responsive environments where everyone feels valued and respected.

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