Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team represents an inclusive cross-section of people from around the University to serve on faculty, staff, and student teams. Together, they develop DEI goals, objectives, and measurements – managing DEI programs and activities across all three MCPHS campuses. The DEI team works closely with senior leaders to ensure tight alignment with the University’s overall business strategy and to help institutionalize practices that support and accelerate DEI goals. It helps create strategic accountability for results, provides guidance and oversight on diversity efforts, and promotes University-wide communication on topics that are inherently important to all of us. The DEI Team works to support the mission and vision of MCPHS and takes responsibility for upholding the University’s core values.
The DEI team aims to intentionally create a vibrantly diverse campus where students, faculty, staff, and other members of our community feel connected, respected, accepted, and valued. We accomplish this by appreciating diversity, exploring social justice issues, celebrating traditions, cultivating identities, supporting academic success, and developing leadership capacity. By celebrating our similarities and differences, we prepare students as current and future leaders, thinkers, and representatives of MCPHS – giving them the tools they need to be transformative in an increasingly global world.
Working group members will be selected by the DEI team from among students and employees who express interest in participating. Employees will need approval from their supervisors after consideration of factors such as workload. In general, membership will reflect a diverse mix of students and employees representing different program areas, campuses, and statuses within the University. There will be plenty of opportunities to assist with the DEI team’s work and implementation, regardless of membership.
The DEI team reports to President Rick Lessard and Provost Caroline Zeind.
We are excited to work with the MCPHS community to improve how we support and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. This will take time and focused action on everyone’s part, but the result of a more inclusive and welcoming MCPHS community will be well worth our efforts.
Chair, Department of Public Health, Behavioral, & Health Sciences
School of Arts and Sciences
Clinical Coordinator - CT Program (Advanced Certificate)
School of Medical Imaging and Therapeutics