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    Judge Julie Frantz ’75 and Kasia Rutledge ’07 are chosen as the 2017 recipients of the OWLS Betty Roberts and Mercedes Deiz Award recipients.
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    Lewis & Clark faculty voted unanimously to approve a new minor in Middle East/North Africa studies. Lewis & Clark is the first liberal arts college in the Pacific Northwest to offer such a program. The program formally begins in the fall of 2017.
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    We share a look back at some of our biggest stories of the year.
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    Since The Journey Forward launched in 2013, working groups have made progress to achieve the goals of the plan. This report provides some highlights.
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    Many members of the Lewis & Clark community have shared concerns regarding the new White House administration’s proposals as they relate to Muslims and also to possible changes in immigration laws and policies. Though we do not yet know what changes in policy and enforcement will occur, Lewis & Clark has always and will always support members of our community to the fullest extent possible.
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    Comedian W. Kamau Bell believes we all need to be better at having “awkward conversations.” He sees it as a superpower, of sorts, and his powers are charged by the power of comedy. On the eve of the tectonic 2016 presidential elections, Bell “kept it 100” at the Agnes Flanagan Chapel.
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    Earlier this week President Barry Glassner tasked the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion with investigating the concept of “sanctuary campuses” and how the college might best protect undocumented persons at Lewis & Clark.
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    This Friday, November 11, Dean of Students Anna Gonzalez will be recognized at the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Western Regional Conference Awards Luncheon.
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    We, the undersigned, want to assure all members in our community in the strongest possible terms that we reject attacks against, discrimination against, and targeting of individuals and groups based on their identity. We are committed to engaging in meaningful conversations, building bridges, and doing the work necessary to create a learning environment where all are safe to explore the tough ideas and to have the sometimes awkward conversations necessary to growth.
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    Lasts the entire month of November! 
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/21940-professor-extols-immigrant-narrative-as-an"><img src="/live/image/gid/11/width/260/height/220/crop/1/src_region/189,0,579,390/33187_sara-exposito.jpg" alt="Image preview" class="lw_image" width="260" height="220"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_news_summary">It has been my experience that once students’ and parents’ stories are told, educators are profoundly changed by what immigrant families will teach them.<span class="speaker">Sara Exposito<span class="title">Assistant Professor of Education</span></span></div><div class="more" style="float:right"><a href="/live/news/21940-professor-extols-immigrant-narrative-as-an">More ></a></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/21928-grandes-esperanzas--great-expectations"><img src="/live/image/gid/273/width/260/height/220/crop/1/src_region/8,43,541,576/29881_garciavalesco31412064.jpg" alt="Image preview" class="lw_image" width="260" height="220"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_news_summary">On the very first day at Lewis & Clark, they told us we were agents of change, and it stuck with me…I’ve spent all these years thinking about that and putting it to work.<span class="speaker">Elena Garcia-Velasco M.A.T. ’97<span class="title">Oregon’s 2012 Teacher of the Year.</span></span></div><div class="more" style="float:right"><a href="/live/news/21928-grandes-esperanzas--great-expectations">More ></a></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/21931-empowering-native-americans"><img src="/live/image/gid/482/width/260/height/220/crop/1/38375_jeremy_aliason.jpg" alt="Image preview" class="lw_image" width="260" height="220"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_news_summary">I saw law school as an opportunity to gain the skills and credentials needed to empower myself and advocate for my people. <span class="speaker">Jeremy Aliason J.D. ’01<span class="title">Executive Director of the National Native American Bar Association in Oklahoma City</span></span></div><div class="more" style="float:right"><a href="/live/news/21931-empowering-native-americans">More ></a></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/21935-professor-explores-race-in-the-classroom"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/260/height/220/crop/1/24831_dyan_watson.jpg" alt="Image preview" class="lw_image" width="260" height="220"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_news_summary">I believe any teacher who is willing to do the work of exploring race and how it affects teaching can reach all students.<span class="speaker">Dyan Watson<span class="title">Assistant Professor of Education</span></span></div><div class="more" style="float:right"><a href="/live/news/21935-professor-explores-race-in-the-classroom">More ></a></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/21941-students-faculty-and-staff-honored-for"><img src="/live/image/gid/482/width/260/height/220/crop/1/38374_marisol_jenkins.jpg" alt="Image preview" class="lw_image" width="260" height="220"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_news_summary">Marisol lights up the room when she enters and her commitment to making her community better has already made a significant impact in ways that represent the mission of the college.<span class="speaker">Tricia Brand<span class="title">Associate Dean and Director of Multicultural Affairs</span></span></div><div class="more" style="float:right"><a href="/live/news/21941-students-faculty-and-staff-honored-for">More ></a></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/21960-alumni-spotlight-aukeem-ballard"><img src="/live/image/gid/482/width/260/height/220/crop/1/38383_aukeem-ballard-speaking.jpg" alt="Image preview" class="lw_image" width="260" height="220"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_news_summary">I realized that I was being challenged to think deeply and critically.  Suddenly, answers were secondary to curiosity and questions.<span class="speaker">Aukeem Ballard B.A. ’11, M.A.T. ’12<span class="title">Middle School Teacher, Portland Public Schools</span></span></div><div class="more" style="float:right"><a href="/live/news/21960-alumni-spotlight-aukeem-ballard">More ></a></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/21953-making-it-better-a-celebration-of-students"><img src="/live/image/gid/312/width/260/height/220/crop/1/src_region/313,0,1549,1236/38049_dscn0418.jpg" alt="Image preview" class="lw_image" width="260" height="220"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_news_summary">Rosa’s discussions with me about the treatment of the disabled in her home country reveal that she is determined to promote needed services in Korea. <span class="speaker">Carolyn Locke <span class="title">Administrative Specialist in International Students and Scholars and founder of the “Treasures” program</span></span></div><div class="more" style="float:right"><a href="/live/news/21953-making-it-better-a-celebration-of-students">More ></a></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/22372-professor-honored-for-work-toward-social-justice"><img src="/live/image/gid/200/width/260/height/220/crop/1/src_region/0,96,600,696/23546_pilar-hernandez-wolfe.jpg" alt="Image preview" class="lw_image" width="260" height="220"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_news_summary">I am devoted to healing the wounds of social and historical traumatic stress and fostering resilience.<span class="speaker">Pilar Hernández-Wolfe<span class="title">Associate Professor of Counseling and Director of the Lewis & Clark Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy Program</span></span></div><div class="more" style="float:right"><a href="/live/news/22372-professor-honored-for-work-toward-social-justice">More ></a></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/21957-student-named-to-service-oriented-advisory-board"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/260/height/220/crop/1/34120_goldann_salazar.jpg" alt="Image preview" class="lw_image" width="260" height="220"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_news_summary">I think historically, college students haven’t been given enough credit for our capabilities. As scholars we are in a unique position to be critical of the world around us and to take action and be leaders. <span class="speaker">Goldann Salazar ’12</span></div><div class="more" style="float:right"><a href="/live/news/21957-student-named-to-service-oriented-advisory-board">More ></a></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/22375-brown-honored-for-community-service"><img src="/live/image/gid/273/width/260/height/220/crop/1/src_region/0,0,381,381/35380_albrown-pro-pic-2.jpg" alt="Image preview" class="lw_image" width="260" height="220"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_news_summary">Andrae Brown, associate professor of counseling psychology in the graduate school, was recently honored by the Portland Observer for his work “to engage community members and mental health providers to improve wellness.”</div><div class="more" style="float:right"><a href="/live/news/22375-brown-honored-for-community-service">More ></a></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/22378-higher-education"><img src="/live/image/gid/11/width/260/height/220/crop/1/38629_college_bound.jpg" alt="Image preview" class="lw_image" width="260" height="220"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_news_summary">When I started looking into the Educational Leadership program, I was encouraged to see that equity was a major component. That’s where I wanted to put my focus. People in the university get that piece.<span class="speaker">Karen Perez<span class="title">Doctoral student</span></span></div><div class="more" style="float:right"><a href="/live/news/22378-higher-education">More ></a></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/21932-teaching-for-social-justice"><img src="/live/image/gid/273/width/260/height/220/crop/1/35544_swineheart.jpg" alt="Image preview" class="lw_image" width="260" height="220"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_news_summary">At the high school level, students are still developing their view of the world and discovering their place in it…They’re very hopeful and motivated to effect change.<span class="speaker">Tim Swinehart M.A.T. ‘05<span class="title">Author and Teacher at Lincoln High School</span></span></div><div class="more" style="float:right"><a href="/live/news/21932-teaching-for-social-justice">More ></a></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/22373-professor-pittman-calls-for-diversity-in-research"><img src="/live/image/gid/49/width/260/height/220/crop/1/src_region/0,59,1097,1156/37124_dsc_0013.jpg" alt="Image preview" class="lw_image" width="260" height="220"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_news_summary">Professor Delishia Pittman’s recent scholarship furthers discussions of race, gender, and diversity in psychological study.</div><div class="more" style="float:right"><a href="/live/news/22373-professor-pittman-calls-for-diversity-in-research">More ></a></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/21937-fantastic-four"><img src="/live/image/gid/7/width/260/height/220/crop/1/30265_mullinssisters.jpg" alt="Image preview" class="lw_image" width="260" height="220"/></a></span></div><div class="lw_news_summary">I am really lucky to have three older sisters pave the way.<span class="speaker">Jeanie Mullins CAS ‘16<span class="title">Whose sisters Jessica B.A. ’10, Jennifer B.A. ’12 and Jet’aime B.A. ’13 have helped create a lasting legacy at Lewis & Clark.</span></span></div><div class="more" style="float:right"><a href="/live/news/21937-fantastic-four">More ></a></div>

Diversity and Inclusion

Contact Us

  • Diversity and Inclusion is located in Templeton Campus Center on the undergraduate Campus.


    voice 503-768-6667

    Dean of Diversity and Inclusion
    Janet Steverson
    Douglas K. Newell Professor of Teaching Excellence
    Voice: 503-768-6667

    Executive assistant to the Dean of Diversity and Inclusion/Program Manager for the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion 
    Bruce Taft Jr., BA’ 15
    Voice: 503-768-7000

    Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity and InclusionLewis & Clark0615 S.W. Palatine Hill RoadPortlandOR97219