President Ross seeks equity and inclusion team members

Universitywide committee will review recent diversity and inclusion report, guide next steps

Central Michigan University released a diversity and inclusion report last month based on a schoolwide assessment that began one year ago. Now, CMU President George E. Ross will appoint an equity and inclusion recommendation team to review the findings of the assessment and provide recommendations that will strengthen diversity and inclusion throughout the university.

The new committee — which will include students, alumni, faculty and staff, as well as local community partners — will be charged with:

  • reviewing the latest report, as one resource, and other related reports published by CMU faculty and staff; 

  • evaluating recommendations for programs, initiatives and funding; 

  • discussing additional actions; 

  • identifying other stakeholders; and, 

  • developing and delivering recommendations in the immediate future and on an ongoing basis to help inform the university's way forward. 

Ross said he is interested in receiving suggestions from the campus community for potential team members.

"I will be seeking individuals with the ability to look strategically across the university and weigh data in the recent report or other resources," Ross said.

Nominee names, titles and departments may be submitted to The deadline for suggestions is Jan. 23.

The full diversity and inclusion assessment report is available on the diversity and inclusion assessment results webpage.