February 22, 2024

Richardson Column in The Free Lance-Star

College of Business Dean Lynne Richardson

College of Business Dean Lynne Richardson

Read College of Business Dean Lynne Richardson’s latest column in The Free Lance-Star: Diversity and Inclusion.


Much is being written about diversity and inclusion these days. While the term “diversity” is probably not new in your vernacular, perhaps the word “inclusion” is.

We’ve been talking about diversity for decades. Originally, creating a diverse workplace meant ensuring that we had people with different ethnicities and genders represented. While for some people this may still be what they understand diversity to mean, most people have moved beyond that. It now means including people who might represent different religions, sexual orientations, physical or emotional disabilities and the like. The definition has broadened. Read more.