Diversity and Inclusion Overview
A message from Ohio University’s Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion
It is my pleasure to present the Division of Diversity and Inclusion’s FY18-19 annual report, which highlights the four Centers/Office that fall under its purview: the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Center; Multicultural Center; Office of Multicultural Student Access and Retention (OMSAR), and Women’s Center, as well as an overview of University-wide efforts towards Diversity and Inclusion at Ohio University. This overview highlights the collective work that is being done throughout OHIO’s academic colleges and planning units.
Diversity and inclusion is OHIO’s number one priority, and since my June 2018 arrival, our division has seen tremendous growth. One of my first achievements at OHIO was elevating the Office for Diversity and Inclusion to a Division for consistency with other cabinet-level subject matter areas within the institution. We have made investments in staff and resources to augment
the important work that we are achieving within our campus community. We are reevaluating and reestablishing goals and metrics that align with learning outcomes and reach all students, faculty and staff on each of OHIO’s campuses.
In the coming months, I will be using this data and information to finalize a strategy to advance our work and ultimately increase sustainability for diversity and inclusion efforts at OHIO. It is my goal to partner with every academic unit, University-wide, to propel Diversity and Inclusion to greater heights and realize the vision of becoming a national leader in diversity and inclusion.
I am looking forward to another great year in FY20. As you review this year’s report, I encourage you to consider ways in which we can collaborate to elevate the University’s Diversity and Inclusion vision this upcoming year.
Dr. Gigi Secuban
Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion