1. Wade-Golden, Shanks earn Hollenshead Award for equity efforts

    December 1, 2017

    The recipients of the 2017 Center for the Education of Women’s Carol Hollenshead Award for Excellence in Promoting Equity and Social Change are Katrina C. Wade-Golden, deputy chief diversity officer, and Trina R. Shanks, associate professor of social work. The award, which honors retired CEW Director Carol Hollenshead and was presented Nov. 15 at the Read more


  2. UMich protest over racist incidents ends with fight near Michigan Union

    September 22, 2017

    ANN ARBOR, MI – A protest over recent racist acts of vandalism on the University of Michigan campus ended in a fight outside the Michigan Union on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Following a 7:30 p.m. protest on the steps of the Union, approximately 150 students marched up the stairs into the Union’s Rogel Ballroom, where they met with UM administrators, Read more


  3. SuccessConnects links underclassmen to campus resources

    September 11, 2017

    SuccessConnects — a University of Michigan program aimed at connecting students to helpful campus resources — hosted an orientation for first- and second-year students at Rackham Auditorium on Sunday afternoon. The program featured a series of speakers, workshops and engaging activities for new students to begin building peer relationships and get a glimpse of what SuccessConnects has planned for Read more


  4. 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


  5. 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


  6. 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.


  7. 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


  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. 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