We pride ourselves on the enrichment offered through a diverse educational experience. What better way to prepare our students to go out in the world to make a difference than offering them a transformative learning experience that is more reflective of our diverse global community? Diversity in all of its forms serves to enrich the distinct educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff.
— Dr. Roderick J. McDavis, President, Ohio University
Ohio has a rich legacy of diversity on campus from John Newton Templeton as the first African American graduate in 1828, to Margaret Boyd as the first female graduate in 1873, to John R. Blackburn as the first African American member of the board of trustees in 1885, to Saki Taro Murayama as the first international student in 1896 and continuing through to today. Our goal within DI is to build upon this legacy by infusing diversity ubiquitously throughout institutional programs, policies, practices and curricula, leading to a supportive, affirming and positive environment for all students, faculty and staff. I invite you to explore our website and to contact us with questions and feedback.
— Dr. David Descutner, Interim Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion
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