1. The Core Responsibilities of the CDO

    February 28, 2017

    Robert Sellers discusses the four key components of his role as Cheif Diversity Officer & Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion.


  2. Statement Regarding Library Reflection Room Incident

    February 11, 2017

    Statement from Robert Sellers, the University of Michigan’s chief diversity officer and vice provost for equity and inclusion: It was extremely disappointing and upsetting to hear of the weekend report indicating someone had urinated on a prayer rug in a reflection room at the Shapiro Undergraduate Library. The room – open to all students, faculty Read more


  3. Nominations sought for Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award

    January 24, 2017

    Nominations are now being accepted for the Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award through March 15. Established in 1996, the award is named in honor of the School of Social Work dean emeritus and recognizes faculty members whose service contributes to the development of a culturally and ethnically diverse campus community. Nominees must be full-time Read more


  4. MLK Symposium Keynote Lecture at the University of Michigan

    January 19, 2017

    Golden Globe-nominated actress Issa Rae and “Democracy Now!” host Amy Goodman deliver the 31st Annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium keynote memorial lecture.


  5. 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


  6. DE&I Chats – Episode 01: Martin Luther King Day

    January 13, 2017

    As Chief Diversity Officer of the University of Michigan, I am extraordinarily proud of the DE&I strategic plan and the efforts of so many to make our university community a more diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. One of the most rewarding aspects of this position is the opportunity to engage with faculty, staff, and students Read more


  7. 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.


  8. 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.


  9. 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


  10. 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