Gilbert Bland image


Alumnus, President & CEO - Urban League of Hampton Roads

Task Force Role:

Leadership Council Member

Liaison to the Economic Engagement and Business Relationships Working Group

Why I want to serve on the Task Force:

To help identify the practices and resources to ensure JMU meets its goals and the expectations of the Commonwealth of Virginia for racial equity.


Top three values I bring to this work:

Full embrace of the culture of Black JMU students.

Recognize the need for targeted recruitment of Black students, faculty, staff and vendors.

Unconditional belief to provide the best ideals and goals of racial equity.

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