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

ACADEMICS

EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

2016 Black Male Summit

Black Male Summit logoUA will host the 2016 ninth annual Black Male Summit on April 8-9, 2016.

Since its inception, summit has brought together national thought leaders, educators, and policy makers from around the nation to address the educational and social disparity among our African American Male population. Our goal is to move forward with solutions and not rehash deficit perspectives.

Black Male Summit

Other events:


Rethinking Race

Rethinking Race - February 2016

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

2015 Rethinking Race website

 



HERC - OH

Diversity Calendar - 2014-15

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. View the calendar.


University earns HEED Award

 University of Akron earns HEED award from Insight   HEED 2014 
Heed Award 2013 Heed Award 2012

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.  More information.


Title IX at UA

Learn more about Title IX at UA.


Diversity Report for 2013

Diversity Report for 2013

Triangle Download the 2013 Diversity Report.


DIVERSITY COUNCIL

ORGANIZATIONS

News

UA honored again for commitment to diversity

06/26/2015

For a third time, The University of Akron has been recognized by the Commission on Economic Inclusion for its campus-wide progress in creating, enhancing, and sustaining diversity and inclusion strategies.  Read more. . . 


Lee A. Gill, J.D., Appointed to Akron General Medical Center Board - February 2015 - Read more.


Lee A. Gill, J.D., advocates for diversity in business in a major Akron Beacon Journal article: Businesses prodded to ‘harness the rainbow of differences’ to shape future leaders

Lee Gill’s diversity achievements recognized nationally

More Inclusive Excellence news