We are pleased to announce the development of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee and our selection of the consultant group to guide us in this important work, Envision Leadership Solutions (ELS). For more information about ELS, please read about the consultants below.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion involve each of us and we will look to all members of MBKU for input, reflection, and feedback along this journey. As a first step, the ELS Consultants will work with the committee to gather data about MBKU and conduct a listening and learning tour that includes individual and group interviews with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and university leadership. We will update everyone on our progress and invite you to share your voices and ideas throughout development.
Together, we will reimagine what diversity, equity, and inclusion mean at MBKU.
As a team, the DEI Committee will develop a sustainable strategic plan for our university community tasked with the following goals:
Recruiting and retaining. Exploring and developing strategies and policies that promote recruiting, retaining, and supporting diversity in our student pool and among our employees,
Inclusion for all community members. Exploring our campus climate to facilitate a welcoming environment that is inclusive for all members of our diverse community – including racial, gender and cultural diversity.
An anti-racist culture. Facilitating an anti-racist culture through education for employees/students, increasing awareness of all issues related to diversity, and educating our students about providing care to diverse patient communities.