Brown University recounts progress toward diversity and inclusion goals

The action plan, developed through a campus-wide process, was released in February 2016.
The action plan, developed through a campus-wide process, was released in February 2016. | File photo
Brown University Provost Richard Locke and Vice President for Academic Development, Diversity and Inclusion Liza Cariaga-Lo recently sent a letter to the campus community detailing the university’s progress in implementing an action plan to increase diversity on campus.
 
“A vital feature of the plan is that it was developed with broad community engagement, and the intense work over the last several months reflects the participation of faculty, students and staff dedicated to achieving the promise of the Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan,” Locke and Cariaga-Lo wrote.
 
The action plan, developed through a campus-wide process, was released in February 2016. Since then, the university has worked to diversify staff, expand financial support and other resources for students from low-income families and developed diversity and inclusion action plans customized to each department.
 
“The various departmental plans present a wealth of innovative initiatives to increase the diversity of our community, enrich Brown’s curriculum to engage more effectively on issues of race, ethnicity, power and privilege, and to promote an environment in which a full range of ideas and perspectives can flourish,” Locke and Cariaga-Lo wrote. “While we have much work to do to realize the vision outlined in the Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, we are confident that by continuing to work collaboratively and in earnest, together we will reach our aspirations.”

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