Rescheduling Diversity Strategic Planning Session

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A few weeks ago, we sent an invitation to you to attend a strategic planning workshop on diversity, inclusion and equity on Saturday, Sept. 22. After much consideration, the co-chairs of the Diversity Strategic Planning Committee and I have decided we need to postpone our strategic visioning workshop until the spring.

We realized that it will be more productive for us to hold this discussion in a few months, midway through the academic year, rather than at the beginning of the year. Among the issues impacting this decision are the recent addition of Anna Gonzalez as vice president for student affairs and the search for a new associate dean for the Office of Institutional Diversity. We believe our community can have a much more productive discussion if we give Anna an opportunity to become more acclimated to HMC and to fill the critical position of associate dean for OID. We hope to complete the hiring process by the beginning of the spring semester.

As a community, we remain fully committed to the important discussions that will help the College develop a more detailed vision and plan for the future.

We apologize for this change in scheduling and appreciate your patience. We will announce a new date shortly. Until then, we encourage each of you to continue suggesting topics for the strategic visioning workshop using the online form.

Thank you,

Maria Klawe, President

Committee Co-Chairs: Erika Dyson (HSA), Dagan Karp (Mathematics), Ronak Bhatia ’19 and Julia Wang ’20

Committee Members:
Faculty members Anna Ahn (Biology), Albert Dato (Engineering), Lelia Hawkins (Chemistry), David Seitz (HSA), Brian Shuve (Physics), Talithia Williams (Mathematics) and Jessica Wu (Computer Science); staff members Anna Gonzalez, Leslie Hughes, Arianna Figueroa and Brandon Ice; trustees Teresa Pineda ’06 and Kevin Schofield P’13 P’13; and alumni Obosa Obazuaye ’14 and Vai Viswanathan ’17