June 6, 2023

Open Forums Announced About Community Value Statement Drafts

After meeting with, and hearing from, students, staff, faculty, alumni, and members of the broader community, the Committee to Review the Statement of Community Values and the Statement of Guiding Principles on Diversity and Inclusion offers three new draft statements of community values, and two draft statements on diversity and inclusion.

Feedback on the Drafts. We will hold two open forums to discuss your thoughts about the drafts (see below), and will solicit feedback through our online comment form (http://diversity.umw.edu/statement-of-community-values-feedback/). Members of the committee will also plan to meet with a variety of campus groups, including the Staff Advisory Council, the Student Government Executive Board, the Student Senate, the Multicultural Leadership Council, the University Faculty Council, College of Arts & Sciences Department Chairs in CAS and faculty in the Colleges of Business and Education.

We will hold two open forums over the coming weeks:
• Thursday, March 22, 4-5 p.m. in Lee Hall, Room 412
• Wednesday, March 28, noon-1 p.m. in the Hurley Convergence Center’s Digital Auditorium

Recommendation to the Board of Visitors. After discussing the drafts and options with the campus community through the month of March, the committee will work on developing a final recommendation for the Board of Visitors, to be presented at its April 19-20, 2018, meeting.

Anand Rao and Cedric Rucker, co-chairs

Committee to Review the Statement of Community Values

  • Cedric Rucker (Dean of Student Life), co-chair
  • Anand Rao (Professor of Communication), co-chair
  • Janet Asper (Associate Professor of Chemistry)
  • Bianca Hightower (Staff Advisory Council Representative)
  • Ekta Kapoor (student representative)
  • Marion Sanford (Director of Multicultural Affairs)
  • Holly Schiffrin (Professor of Psychology)
  • Alda White (community representative)