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Office of Diversity & Inclusion

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is charged with advancing the institution as the educator, employer and provider of choice by promoting an inclusive environment that actively values diversity among students, faculty, staff, patients and the broader community.

Established in the year 2012, the mission of the Office is to integrate inclusion and excellence into the core aspects of the institution's mission work through thought leadership, consulting, and service delivery. To that end, the Office has developed an overarching strategy to accomplish the institution's commitment to diversity.

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The work of the Office is organized around five broad areas of opportunity which align with the strategic pillars of the institution. Each focus area represents the building blocks for a sustainable process for advancing a culture of inclusion.

Please click this link to learn more about the strategy: Advancing a Culture of Inclusion.

Contact Information

Adeola Oduwole, M.Sc.
Director of Diversity and Inclusion
(409) 747-4875

Imelda Wicks, M.A.
Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator
(409) 747-4862