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The mission of The Institutional Diversity Blog is to educate and share best practices among diversity and inclusion professionals in North America on a range of topics pertaining to equity, diversity and inclusion. This blog also provides a platform to discuss current events and developments in various sectors, (i.e. postsecondary education, business, and government) with respect to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI).
History of The Institutional Diversity Blog
This blog started as a brain child of Dr. Denise O’Neil Green during her tenure as the Associate Vice President for Institutional Diversity at Central Michigan University, where her goal was to expand the reach of CMU’s Institutional Diversity Office beyond the town of Mount Pleasant, the state of Michigan, and the Midwest. Though The Institutional Diversity Blog is relatively new, it is poised to become the preeminent independently-owned discussion hub for topics pertaining to best practices in equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Initially the mission and vision of The Institutional Diversity Blog was to educate higher education professionals on issues pertaining to best practices with respect to diversity, equity and inclusion. However, upon her relocation to Toronto, Ontario, one of the most diverse cities in the world and to serve as the inaugural Chief Diversity Officer at Ryerson University, Dr. Green felt that the blog called for a broader reach by way of content and geography. As such, The Institutional Diversity Blog aims to focus broadly on equity, diversity and inclusion in North America within postsecondary education, as well as other sectors.
Special thanks go to: Mary Henley, Colleen Green, Shannon Jolliff, Dr. Ulana Klymyshyn, Montisa Watkins, and Dr. Traci Guinn Buckley for helping to establish this blog, and to Central Michigan University for helping pave the way for this new media opportunity.