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
BLACK LIVES MATTER
Letter from the Black Strategies Group Leadership, Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center and Black Academic Excellence Team
Yvette Alex-Assensoh, Vice President for Equity and Inclusion
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"Whether it is fighting against racial injustice, or supporting the most vulnerable population during the pandemic, we must use this year’s [ADPI Heritage Month] celebration as a means to have difficult conversations and realize ways to ensure the safety and thriving of ADPI culture and all the people it represents." - Sugam Singh, Multicultural Academic Counselor, Asian, Desi and Pacific Islander Retention Specialist
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