Division of Equity and Inclusion
December 10, 2020
Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh Professor of Political Science & Vice President, Equity and Inclusion
Division of Equity and Inclusion, 2020
Relating to cultural competence at post-secondary institutions of education
We work collaboratively to strengthen individual capacity and community bonds to advance the academic mission of the university through
Inclusion, Diversity, Evaluation, Achievement Leadership
L.A.C.E. embodies the universal tenets of
Love, Authenticity, Courage and Empathy.
These interlocking values represent the being and doing of individuals and the institutions in which they engage.
*©Yvette Alex-Assensoh 2013
Loving Our Asian, Desi, and Pacific Islander American Brothers and Sisters As We Love Ourselves by VP Yvette Alex-Assensoh
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Yvette Alex-Assensoh, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion
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BY THE NUMBERS
"It is a cliche, at this point in 2020, to say this year has been tough. Personally, it's been an opportunity to connect with my values and goals. I have come to appreciate my family and my work-family even more than before. I truly love my work at CMAE and how hardworking and resilient our students are. I know our work as academic counselors makes a difference in our students' lives. I also learn and grow as a human being by being enriched with my students stories and journeys."
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