Posted on behalf of Roger "Doc" Richardson.
Greetings to the campus community,
By now most of you are aware of my recent appointment as the interim chief diversity officer. I assumed this new leadership role with mixed emotions as I have witnessed IC students raise serious questions about Ithaca College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Most of you are also aware that the college has made a declaration of numerous plans and initiatives to address these questions, which can be viewed at ithaca.edu/diversity. I will share a few updates on some of those plans below.
Today I am announcing the creation of a new position at Ithaca College: Chief Diversity Officer. The position, which will report directly to me, will provide clear leadership and ownership over the implementation of our ongoing work to improve our campus's racial climate and build a culture that lives up to its values of civility, mutual respect, and...