1. 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


  2. 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.


  3. 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


  4. 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


  5. 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.


  6. 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.


  7. 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.


  8. VIDEO: Intro the U-M Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Plan-Opening Remarks and Panel Discussion

    October 12, 2016

    Introduction of the DE&I plan with President Mark Schlissel and Provost Martha E. Pollack, hosted by Vice Provost Rob Sellers. Remarks will be immediately followed by “A Conversation Among Unit Planning Leads” panel discussion, hosted by Assoc. VP for Human Resources Laurita Thomas.


  9. Intro the U-M Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Plan-Opening Remarks and Panel Discussion

    October 6, 2016

    Introduction of the plan with President Mark Schlissel and Provost Martha E. Pollack, hosted by Vice Provost Rob Sellers. Remarks will be immediately followed by “A Conversation Among Unit Planning Leads” panel discussion, hosted by Assoc. VP for Human Resources Laurita Thomas.


  10. IN THE NEWS: Schlissel recommends Robert Sellers to be chief diversity officer

    October 5, 2016

    President Mark Schlissel is recommending the appointment of Robert M. Sellers as the University of Michigan’s first-ever chief diversity officer. The new position is being created primarily to lead the implementation of the universitywide diversity, equity and inclusion strategic plan that was unveiled Wednesday.