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The Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion focuses on how we live out our Hallmarks of Community, Hospitality, and Love within our Benedictine community. We aspire to create a learning environment in which we prioritize critical thinking, respectful dialogue, and meaningful educational interactions. We advocate for access, equity, and inclusion for historically marginalized and systematically under-served populations. Our focus also includes initiatives that address gender-based violence through a lens of social change; cultivating healthy relationships; celebrating our diversity; and striving for an inclusive and equitable environment where we can all learn and grow together.
The Department provides training, educational programming, and outreach; advises on policies and procedures to remedy discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and any related retaliation. We work to create a community that is safer, more inclusive and equitable; ensuring that all individuals are treated with dignity, compassion, and respect.
In the Fall of 2020 President Gregory created the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Foce to address the needs of our University. Members of the Task Force are listed below.
Mark McHorney, Task Force Co Chair, Chief Student Engagement Officer
Dr. Markisha J. Woodson, Task Force Co Chair, Assistant Professor, Public Health
Dr. Tiara Perez Morales, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Dr. Ken Newbold, Provost and Chief Academic Officer
Dr. Peter Huff, Chief Mission Officer
Karen Campana, Chief Enrollment Officer
Pat Ariano, Chief of Staff
Dr. Jon-Pierre Bradley, Director of Alumni Relations
Dr. Latifa Bounou, Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages