Welcome! We are a community filled with tremendous diversity, composed of individuals from various backgrounds, experiences, and gifts. While we may not share the same perspectives, we can value, honor, respect, and seek to understand one another. We can seek to be more intentional about social justice and the active engagement towards equity and inclusion addressing issues of systemic inequity, power, and privilege.
And, we can seek to strengthen our diverse community by helping students access educational and career opportunities in a supportive environment that encourages success, innovation, service, and lifelong learning. Our ability to fulfill our mission rests on our campus community to create an environment that is welcoming and respectful, in which every person's contribution and perspective is heard and valued.
As the Special Assistant to the President for Equity and Inclusion and the Title IX Coordinator, I am honored, humbled, and committed to working with you to ensuring that our campus, classrooms, playing fields, offices, programs, and services reflect our values. Together we create the environment conductive to learning and student success where all individuals in our community are valued and can thrive.
Tonya M. Drake, Ph.D.
Special Assistant to the President for Equity and Inclusion | Title IX Coordinator