University to Host VP for Diversity and Inclusion Candidates

The Office of the President

The University will host four Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion candidates on campus starting the week of Aug. 24 and ending the week of Sept. 7. The candidates are: 

The campus community is invited to attend a campus forum for each candidate via Zoom. They will present on the topic: "Discuss the complexities of issues related to campus climate for students, faculty and staff, and its impact on the educational experiences of underrepresented groups and their many intersections."

The presentations will be approximately 45 minutes with a 15 minute Q&A to follow. Please contact Melissa Michaelson with any questions. 

You may also join via telephone (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location and use the Webinar ID listed for the specific candidate below):

  • +1 646 876 9923
  • +1 301 715 8592
  • +1 312 626 6799
  • +1 669 900 6833
  • +1 253 215 8782
  • +1 346 248 7799

Campus Forum 1: Barbara Lundberg

Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 3 p.m. View the Zoom webinar for Barbara Lundberg.

Please use this form to provide the committee your feedback.

Campus Forum 2: Wayne Gersie

Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 3 p.m. View the Zoom webinar for Wayne Gersie.

Please use this form to provide the committee your feedback.

Campus Forum 3: Roberto Sanabria

Thursday, Sept. 3, at 3 p.m. View the Zoom webinar for Roberto Sanabria.

Please use this form to provide the committee feedback.

Campus Forum 4: Sumita Furlong

Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 2 p.m. View the Zoom webinar for Sumita Furlong.

Please use this form to provide the committee feedback.

Diversity is the differences each of us brings through our backgrounds—including race, ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, height, weight, genetic information, socioeconomic class, marital status, disability, and veteran status.

Equity and inclusion helps overcome obstacles to access active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity in our communities (e.g., intellectual, social, cultural), increasing awareness and knowledge of the complex ways people interact.

The desire to seek knowledge and understanding unites us. Respectful exchanges of our perspectives, experiences, and ideas broaden learning, interactions, and worldviews.

Michigan Technological University is located within Ojibwa (Chippewa) homelands and ceded-territory established by the Treaty of 1842, the territory of Native American nations in Gakiiwe'onaning (Keweenaw Bay), Gete-gitgaaning (Lac Vieux Desert), Mashkii-ziibing (Bad River), Odaawaa-zaaga'iganing (Lac Courte Oreilles), Waaswaaganing (Lac Du Flambeau), Miskwaabikong (Red Cliff), Wezaawaagami-ziibiing (St. Croix), and Zaka'aaganing (Sokaogon Mole Lake).

Michigan Tech's Diversity Statement can be found here.

Full Engagement in University Life

Community: working together we are stronger.

Michigan Tech strives to build diversity, equity, and inclusion. We challenge our community to see differences as strengths. We improve campus culture to develop a diverse community that ensures equal access, opportunity, participation, and representation.

Working together we are stronger.

Together, we create and sustain an inclusive and respectful atmosphere, working toward a sustainable, just, and prosperous world.

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