About Us

The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion includes four programming units – the Center for Educational Outreach (CEO), Nation Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID), Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI) and Wolverine Pathways (WP). Additionally, there are four central office units/teams to support the overarching work of ODEI, including the DEI Strategic Plan team, the Evaluation and Assessment unit, the Business Office unit, and the Communications and Marketing team. ODEI also leads multiple initiatives, including the University’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Plan, First Generation (FirstGen) Students initiative, Inclusive Teaching, and Undocumented/DACA Student Resources.

Programming Units

Led by director Kim Lijana, the Center for Educational Outreach (CEO) supports and advances the University of Michigan’s commitment to educational outreach and academic excellence. CEO partners with faculty, staff, and students to develop and implement programs that inform, engage, and inspire a diverse community of scholars.
Led by director Elizabeth R. Cole, the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) produces, catalyzes and elevates diversity research and scholarship. NCID empowers people and institutions to leverage knowledge and skills around diversity’s benefits, challenges and opportunities to create a truly equitable and inclusive society.
Led by director Rachel Dawson, the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI) is dedicated to supporting the University of Michigan in its ongoing commitment to create and foster an intellectually and culturally diverse campus community.
Led by director Carla O'Connor, Wolverine Pathways is a free, year-round program that partners with schools and communities to provide learning experiences that will help students succeed in school, college and future careers. The program selects up to 60 students to join for their 7th and 10th-grade school years.
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