March 24: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit

On behalf of the Metropolitan State University Diversity Council, Provost Arthur and I are writing to provide you with several updates and an invitation to attend the upcoming Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit, Thursday, March 24, in the Great Hall. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. with program starting at 1 p.m. and concluding at 4 p.m.

The University Diversity Council (UDC) recently identified eight critical goals necessary to support the Mission and Vision of Metropolitan State University. For the first time, the institutional Diversity Plan will be infused into the strategic planning work currently underway and will become a part of the overall strategic framework following the summit.

Following the summit, the UDC will meet to submit its final plan to the Strategic Planning Advisory Council and then on to Interim President Malhotra. Next, the approved plan will be sent to the MnSCU System office in early June.

The agenda for the Summit is as follows:
12:30 p.m. Registration – Great Hall
1:00 p.m. Program start – Welcome by Provost Arthur; comments by Josey Landrieu- MnSCU
1:20 p.m. Panel discussion: “How We Can Infuse Equity and Inclusion into Practice”
2:00 p.m. World Café’ – Breakouts to review and discuss the eight core goals
3:30 p.m. Reconvene; closing comments – Great Hall
4:00 p.m. Adjourn

Please RSVP to craig.morris@metrostate.edu.

We look forward to your participation on March 24.

Ginny Arthur
Co-Chair

Craig Morris
Co-Chair