3 Takeaways from Tuskegee University President’s speech on diversity.

3 Takeaways from Tuskegee University President’s speech on diversity.

Dr. Lily McNair

At the 105th annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), Tuskegee University’s first woman president took the stage with a talk hitting the topic of diversity amongst people of color. President Dr. Lily D. McNair said, “If there are 10 African -American students sitting together, there are also 10 ways that they are different from each other,” according to Diverse®.

Here are 3 key takeaways from Dr. McNair’s speech on “Advancing Our Vision: Breadth, Depth, and Impact of Diversity and Inclusion Work.”

1. Diversity is much more than race and ethnicity

Diversity is shown through religion, socioeconomic status, and geographic differences.

2. Do not limit your focus to specifics of students, staff, or board members

Be strategic when addressing diversity and inclusion, using accurate research while presenting to all levels of your institution.

3. Examining diversity is hard

“People think they don’t have to think about diversity, ” said Dr. McNair. However, this work is neccessary.

To read more, visit: https://diverseeducation.com/article/136844/

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