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. DE&I Chats – Episode 02: Graduate Students and the DEI Strategic Planning Process

    April 11, 2017

    In this episode of DE&I chats, Robert Sellers discusses the significance of graduate students at U-M and their role in the diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic planning process.


  3. 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


  4. 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.


  5. 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.


  6. 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


  7. 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


  8. 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.


  9. 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


  10. 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