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Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Appointed

Spanish lecturer Karina Kline-Gabel has been appointed the inaugural Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the College of Arts and Letters. In this new role, Kline-Gabel forms close relationships with students, faculty, leadership and the community to establish, seek and consolidate best practices of inclusion.

Student Diversity Council Created

Created in 2020 by assistant dean Karina Kline-Gabel, the CAL Student Diversity Council is a group of students that each speak for underrepresented students communities on campus. The student council spent the Fall 2020 semester in discussions to develop recommendations for addressing issues of equity and inclusion. In Spring 2021, they presented these recommendations to Dean Robert D. Aguirre.

Opportunity Fund Scholarship Awarded

This fund, created by the College of Arts and Letters in 2019, aims to increase access and support historically under-represented students, first generation students and those from modest means.

In 2020, Gabriela Moreno, a rising freshman from Springfield, VA was named the first recipient.

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The College of Arts & Letters Faculty Diversity & Inclusivity Network

The College of Arts & Letters Faculty Diversity & Inclusivity Network is a community building effort that invites full-time faculty from our college that want to focus on professional and personal development in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through an online presence highlighting each member's commitment, initiatives, and publications, colleagues, community, and students can reach out for potential collaborations. Most critically, this broader directory of faculty allies will allow for greater diverse representation of communities and disciplines from our college to foster welcoming and belonging.

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