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Committee for Diversity and Inclusion

Mission Statement

The Committee for Diversity and Inclusion serves as an advisory body to the President. The charge includes promoting centralized communication of access, equity and diversity initiatives. The committee also identifies and supports related programs and activities that celebrate culture and offers forums for conversations involving marginalized and protected groups within our society. Committee members should have a vested interest in the university’s strategic plan initiatives to promote an inclusive, accessible, diverse, and equitable campus climate that supports all members of the university community.

Events

Diversity Discussions: Keeping the Conversation Going

Diversity Discussions are an ongoing conversation with the university and the community.

Previous Discussions:

Education as a Resource Against Recidivism highlighted the perspectives of agencies in reference to recidivism (the police, prison officials, community relations counselors...) and provided a dialog between faculty and the community about education as a resource against the struggles that perpetuate the revolving door of incarceration.

Diversity Discussions in Black and Blue focused on Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter movements that start conversations but do not progress beyond the concept. The forum included Lieutenant Tim McMillan, CEO and Founder of The Four Trees Project, as the guest lecturer, NACCP, and the Killeen Police department.


The African American Lecture Series

The African American Lecture Series is an annual celebration of Black history sponsored by Central Texas College, the Center for African-American Studies and Research at Central Texas College, and the College of Arts and Sciences at A&M-Central Texas. The event showcases the significant impact and contributions of African Americans and features both prominent and lesser-known achievements in different aspects of life in American history.


About Us

Presidential Charge

The Committee for Diversity and Inclusion shall advise and make recommendations to the President via the Chief Diversity Officer on the following:

  1. Promoting centralized communication of diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  2. Identify and promote related programs and activities internally and externally.
  3. Student, faculty, staff welfare and/or morale, student life, business and budgetary affairs, and other matters of professional interest to faculty, staff and students related to diversity or inclusivity.
  4. Collaborate with HR in monitoring equal employment opportunities and affirmative action efforts at A&M Central Texas.

Commitment to 60x30TX

Because we respect and value both differences and similarities in our students, co-workers, and other stakeholders, A&M Central Texas University embraces as Imperative Five of its Strategic Plan Diversity & Inclusion. The initiatives and actions of the Council for Diversity and Inclusion will always align with our institution’s strategic goals of:

  • Promoting an inclusive, accessible, diverse, and equitable campus climate that supports all members of the university community.
  • Attracting and retaining a diverse and qualified student body consistent with our mission.

By consistently and relentlessly following through on actions and initiatives aligned these strategic goals of diversity and inclusion, our institution will significantly contribute to the state’s 60x30TX goals of:

  • At least 60% of Texans ages 25-34 possessing a certificate or degree by 2030 which will support the economic future of our state.
  • At least 550,000 students in 2030 will have earned a certificate, associate, bachelor’s, or master’s from an institution of higher education in Texas which will require large increases among all demographically targeted groups.