1. 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.


  2. 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


  3. 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


  4. A Message from the CDO Following the 2016 Election

    November 9, 2016

    To Our Entire University Community: By all accounts, this Presidential election was one of the most divisive in recent history and by most accounts defied the experts with regard to the outcome. As a result, there is a general sense of uncertainty regarding the future. One thing is certain, the University of Michigan remains unwavering Read more


  5. 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.


  6. IN THE NEWS: 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


  7. Many Voices, Our Michigan: Launching U-M’s Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    October 24, 2016

    On Oct. 6, 2016, University of Michigan leaders introduced U-M’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Plan to the university community through a series of special discussions and events. This five-year plan focused on increasing diversity, equity and inclusion at U-M serves an umbrella over 49 unit plans—from all 19 schools and colleges, administrative units, student Read more


  8. IN THE NEWS: Regents approve appointment of Sellers as chief diversity officer

    October 24, 2016

    The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved the appointment of Robert M. Sellers as the university’s first-ever chief diversity officer. Sellers, who has served as the vice provost for equity, inclusion and academic affairs for the past two years, was recommended for the position by U-M President Mark Schlissel and Provost Martha Pollack.


  9. See the video recap of U-M’s historic diversity, equity and inclusion launch

    October 21, 2016

    On Oct. 6, 2016, the University of Michigan embarked on a historic journey, launching its first-ever universitywide strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusion.


  10. IN THE NEWS: Survey will gauge U-M campus climate on diversity, equity, inclusion

    October 13, 2016

    Later this month, the university will launch a survey of students, faculty and staff on the Ann Arbor campus to gauge the climate regarding diversity, equity and inclusion. The survey is part of the university’s five-year strategic plan for making the campus community more diverse, equitable and inclusive.