1. The Power of Human Connection

    July 22, 2021

    “DEI is the core of every job. Every job is a DEI job,” Walsh said. “If you’re not thinking and working from this social justice lens rather than a deficit-based narrative… asking yourself what you are being trained to center… you’re not going to be successful.”


  2. SELLERS: Juneteenth celebration is an opportunity to recommit to ending racism

    June 19, 2021
    Pen-Paper-Desk

    To the University Community, As we commemorate Juneteenth this year, its 156th anniversary is an especially monumental moment with the federal passage of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Holiday. This holiday represents a joyous moment celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States – originating in Galveston, Texas. The day Read more


  3. A Conversation with Robert Sellers | Transitioning to New Leadership

    May 19, 2021

    Description: In this interview with Robert Sellers, Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion & Chief Diversity Officer discusses the transition of the Vice Provost/CDO position.


  4. SELLERS: Justice Happens When This Never Happens Again

    April 20, 2021
    Pen-Paper-Desk

    From the Desk of Robert Sellers on the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial As our nation continues to grapple with civil unrest related to systemic racism, the death of George Floyd over a year ago and the subsequent trial of Derek Chauvin have been at the forefront of our national dialogue. Following many weeks Read more


  5. Dr. Robert Sellers stepping down Dec. 31 as vice provost for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer

    April 13, 2021
    DEI Strategic plan launch

  6. Race on Campus: What national conversations about racial equity and inclusion mean for you and your institution

    April 7, 2021

    During meetings with deans and administrators, departments are evaluated on recruiting, retaining, and developing a diverse community, alongside other annual benchmarks.The tactic is part of the university’s five-year strategic DEI plan, rolled out in 2016. Action items for each department are different, but the goal is uniform: Create a more equitable climate and culture at the Read more


  7. SELLERS: In Wake of Atlanta shootings, We Must Come Together for a More Just World

    March 17, 2021
    Pen-Paper-Desk

    To All Members of the University Community, As our nation continues to grapple with an evolving pandemic and racial reckoning, it is with a heavy heart to learn that eight people were killed at three separate Atlanta-area spas on Tuesday. I would like to extend my sincerest and deepest condolences to the families and friends Read more


  8. ODEI Initiatives You Can Support this Giving Blueday

    March 9, 2021

    Center for Educational Outreach (CEO) Supports and advances the University of Michigan’s commitment to educational outreach and academic excellence by: Cultivating partnerships with U-M faculty, staff and students to develop and implement programs that inform, engage and inspire a diverse community of scholars. Championing a university-level and statewide strategy for educational outreach and engagement to Read more


  9. Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award nominees sought

    February 8, 2021

    Named in honor of Dean Emeritus of the School of Social Work, this award was established in 1996. It recognizes faculty whose service goes above and beyond their regular duties and contributes to the development of a culturally and ethnically diverse campus community.


  10. SELLERS: Reflecting on this MLK Day, We Must Ask Ourselves – Where Do We Go from Here?

    January 18, 2021
    Pen-Paper-Desk

    By Robert M. Sellers Vice Provost for Equity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Each year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I take a few moments to reflect on the life-altering work of a man whose legacy continues to inspire, while reminding us that this work is incomplete, and requires all of us to Read more