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

    October 24, 2016
    Psychology Department, Christina Robinson

    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.


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

    October 13, 2016
    Sam Mousigian

    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.


  3. IN THE NEWS: SuccessConnects aims to assist underrepresented new students

    September 8, 2016
    Sam Mousigian

    The SuccessConnects program held its orientation for its over 150 student scholars Wednesday in the Student Activites Building. SuccessConnects is a program guided by the Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives that works with underrepresented freshman students to help them sort their way through the pool of resources available to them, as well as the academic Read more


  4. IN THE NEWS: Lives of the Party – Why Inclusion Matters Most of All

    September 1, 2016
    flemming-building

    My first experience in the Fleming Administration Building on the campus of the University of Michigan came as a graduate student in the 1980s. It was loud, and it was passionate.


  5. Lives of the Party: Why Inclusion Matters Most of All

    August 31, 2016
    Psychology Department, Christina Robinson

    My first experience in the Fleming Administration Building on the campus of the University of Michigan came as a graduate student in the 1980s. It was loud, and it was passionate. I was one of dozens of students united in protest over the lack of diversity among the university’s faculty, staff, and student body. We Read more


  6. New Website Highlights Collaborative Efforts Between Vice Provost’s Office

    June 23, 2016
    ovpeiaa-website

    Robert Sellers oversees multiple units and initiatives in his role as the vice provost for equity, inclusion & academic affairs at the University of Michigan. Now there’s a website dedicated to showcasing the collaboration and innovation coming from the work within the office. The website, ovpeiaa.umich.edu, serves as a gateway for information related to the Read more


  7. Op-Ed: A Clearer Strategy for Diversity

    January 19, 2016
    The roof of West Quad looking onto the top of Michigan Union at dusk.

    During the past week, I have had the pleasure to attend the town hall meetings designed to gather student input on the University’s diversity strategic planning process. It’s clear to me, after hearing directly from students and reading a thoughtful and compelling Jan. 11 Michigan Daily essay written by Michigan in Color contributors Jamie Tam Read more


  8. Psychology Chair Will Serve as Vice Provost For Equity, Inclusion and Academic Affairs

    April 17, 2014

    Robert M. Sellers, chair of the Department of Psychology since 2011, will serve as the university’s vice provost for equity, inclusion and academic affairs. His appointment was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents. In a memo outlining her recommendation, Provost Martha E. Pollack said Sellers was ideal for the position because of his “extensive Read more