1. Seven receive 2017 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award

    April 24, 2017

    Seven faculty members whose service contributes to the development of a culturally and ethnically diverse U-M community have received the 2017 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award from the Office of the Provost. “The University of Michigan is incredibly fortunate to have such an outstanding group of recipients this year. Their commitment and contributions make Read more


  2. Op-Ed: DEI work is critical at the University

    April 10, 2017

    The work required to make the University of Michigan campus a more diverse, more equitable and more inclusive community of scholars requires a long-term commitment. That’s why, when we developed and launched our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategic plan last fall, it was a five-year plan. And, like with any plan of this magnitude and Read more


  3. Celebrating Diversity With Rob Sellers, U-M’s Chief Diversity Officer

    March 29, 2017

    Headlines is culminating Black History Month with a Q&A featuring U-M Chief Diversity Officer Rob Sellers, Ph.D. Sellers provides some perspective about ongoing initiatives, as outlined in the university’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategic plan, and the future of DE&I at Michigan Medicine. Read on for more.


  4. IN THE NEWS: Martin Luther King Jr. told U-M crowd to live as brothers or face dying as fools

    January 16, 2017

    U-M Chief Diversity Officer Robert Sellers has long believed that King should be celebrated as a person and as an edifice, rather than putting him on a pedestal or giving him superhuman qualities. “I think when we do that, we let ourselves off the hook and assume he was never afraid or that he must Read more


  5. IN THE NEWS: Diversity in Action Magazine

    January 6, 2017

    The University of Michigan and CEO Rob Sellers are highlighted in the January-February issue of Diversity in Action.


  6. University of Michigan Diversity Initiative | American Black Journal Clip

    November 26, 2016

    Air date: 11/20/16. We talk with Robert Sellers, University of Michigan’s first Chief Diversity Officer, about the school’s new effort to promote diversity and inclusion through a new $85M plan to increase minority enrollment and inclusive learning. Episode 4507/Segment 3.


  7. Jeffery Frumkin to Serve as Interim Leader for Institutional Equity

    November 22, 2016

    Jeffery Frumkin, associate vice provost and senior director of academic human resources, will serve as interim associate vice provost for academic and faculty affairs and senior director for institutional equity. The role includes the functions of Title IX coordinator, responsible for handling allegations of harassment or other discriminatory behavior, as well as Americans with Disabilities Read more


  8. IN THE NEWS: Robert Sellers – From U-M protester to school’s chief diversity officer

    November 15, 2016

    Ronald Reagan was marching toward the end of his second term as president. Michael Jackson was releasing his “Bad” album. And in Ann Arbor, a graduate student named Robert Sellers was part of a group that shut down a University of Michigan Board of Regents meeting, protesting a racist joke that was played on a Read more


  9. IN THE NEWS: U-M to celebrate Jesse Jackson legacy

    November 9, 2016

    A series of events at the University of Michigan on Nov. 16 will celebrate the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s five decades of civil rights activism, the school announced Tuesday. That will include a keynote speech by Jackson, reflecting on the presidential race and on the future of the struggle for economic, political and social justice.


  10. Together We Are Capable of Remarkable Change

    November 4, 2016

    By Rob Sellers This is an exciting time for the University of Michigan. On Oct. 6, following a year-long planning process, we launched our five-year strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusion. With the announcement of the plan, we signified our renewed pledge for creating an inclusive and equitable campus and developing a diverse university Read more