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March 14, 2018
John Barker to focus on ‘access, equity, and social justice’ in new leadership role
John Barker says his goals for higher education have always included three tenets: “access, equity, and social justice for all.” As of March 1, he is fulfilling those missions at Rochester in the newly created role as senior associate dean of the faculty for Arts, Sciences & Engineering.
March 3, 2018
New Trustee Oversight Committee Meets on March 2
The University Board of Trustees in mid-February approved the creation of an ad hoc White Report Oversight Committee to offer guidance on structural and cultural transformation initiatives. The committee met on March 2 and plans to meet regularly.
February 22, 2018
President Feldman to establish a new Diversity Committee
A new University Diversity Committee will collaborate, share best practices, report on progress, and identify priorities, goals, and requirements. President Richard Feldman will serve as chair until a permanent University-wide diversity leader is appointed.
January 23, 2018
Beth Olivares takes on expanded diversity role
Beth Olivares has begun an expanded role as dean for diversity in Arts, Sciences & Engineering, one she hopes will “give a voice to people in the University community who don’t feel their voices are heard.”