Fall 2023 DEIJB Professional Development Program

September 18, 2023
Submitted By: Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement in collaboration with the Office of Human Resources Development is excited to announce the Fall 2023 DEIJB Professional Development Program.

Rethinking the Attack on DEI through Different Lens: Its Meanings for Higher Education

The University is delighted to welcome Dr. Lynn Pasquerella to join us for a discussion on the recent developments in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice and Belonging (DEIJB). The primary focus of the discussion will center on the banning of DEIJB competency trainings and professional development, the dismantling of DEI offices and programs, the affirmative action debate around admissions and employment, and how these changes have the potential to change the landscape for higher education. 


When: Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023, 12:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Wilde Auditorium at UHart

Guest Presenter: Lynn Pasquerella, President of the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

Lynn Pasquerella was appointed president of the American Association of Colleges and Universities in 2016, after serving as the 18th president of Mount Holyoke College. She has held positions as provost at the University of Hartford, vice provost for academic affairs, and dean of the graduate school at the University of Rhode Island, where she taught for more than two decades. A philosopher whose work has combined teaching and scholarship with local and global engagement, Pasquerella has written extensively on medical ethics, metaphysics, public policy, and the philosophy of law.

"As a reflection of our culture and communities, it is more important than ever that we foster a campus climate and culture that is welcoming, safe, inclusive, fair, where all members experience a sense of belonging and provide opportunities for everyone to thrive.” – Christine Grant, Assistant Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement.

All UHart faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. 
Please register here by Oct. 16.