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Session Title

1122: From the ground up: Developing your campus' strategic plan for diversity and inclusion

Session Times

Tuesday, May 28: 9:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-5:30 p.m.


This session will benefit any academic institution developing a strategic plan for diversity. Participants should have a basic knowledge of the strategic planning process, and experience with developing campus-wide programs. This pre-conference institute will provide an overview of the development process used by University of Michigan's senior leadership to assist the units in developing their plans. These unit plans were incorporated into the institution's five-year strategic diversity plan. The attendees to the institute will also work in groups to develop a template that can be used to start the strategic planning process for their campuses. Attendees will leave the Institute with the framework for a campus-wide diversity plan. This is the third year of the plan and this session will include evaluation of the first two years.

During the panel discussion, presenters representing a variety of units at the university (for example academic affairs, a college of the university, a school of the university) will discuss the current climate at U-M, and review the development process for unit plans. Included in this group will be a University of Michigan student to give the student view of the plan. In addition, the implementation/roll out of the overall plan will be discussed. 


Katrina Wade-Golden, PhD, Director of Evaluation and Assessment, the Office of the Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion, and Academic Affairs, University of Michigan

Lumas Helaire, PhD, Associate Director, Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives, University of Michigan

Charles Ransom, MLS, Multicultural Studies Librarian, University Library, University of Michigan

Deborah Willis, PhD, Manager of Graduate Student Career Exploration Rackham Grad Student Success, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan

Latisha Cunningham, MSHROD, PHR, SHRM-CP, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Culture Officer (DEIC Officer) LSA Dean: Dean's Office, School of Literature, Science & Arts, University of Michigan

Marlanna Landeros, MA, Program Manager- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Student Programs, Department of Public Safety and Security University of Michigan