Committee on Diversity and Inclusion Listening Forum
Date: 6:30pm - 8:00pm PST December 7, 2015 Location: Agnes Flanagan Chapel
Agnes Flanagan Chapel
Dear Lewis & Clark Students, Faculty, Staff, Parents, Alumni, and Friends,
As I committed to you last week, I have charged our Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) to begin work immediately on an action plan to further improve diversity and inclusion efforts for our three schools, and to involve faculty, students, staff, and alumni.
The CDI began its work on the plan with meetings on Tuesday, Nov. 24. It will continue its work with an open forum next Monday, December 7, from 6:30-8:00 PM. I will join them that evening to hear from anyone who has views on these issues.
I have heard and continue to hear from students, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents from our three schools who hold a wide range of views and suggestions, which I appreciate. Some are highly involved in the protests and petitions, others are sympathetic, some are undecided, and others are critical of the protests and the proposals that have been put forward. I want to encourage all members of our community to come to the open forum. All should feel free and safe in sharing constructive views on all sides of the issues.
Also, the CDI and I invite members of the campus community to share their views via an online form, which may be submitted signed or anonymous through January 31, 2016.
Lewis & Clark’s goal is to become one of the most welcoming, safe, diverse, and equitable learning communities in the nation, a place where differences are respected and supported.
Thanks to all of you for your ongoing commitment to our students and our institution.
President and Professor