President Forms New Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
September 21, 2020
Wentworth Institute of Technology President Mark A. Thompson announced the creation of the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The division will be led by Nicole G. Price, Esq., vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion.
In its efforts to cultivate an equitable, receptive, and inclusive community, the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will intentionally foster an inclusive Wentworth, empower every member of the institution to become their best selves, and create and sustain a diverse community of access, respect and continual learning, according to Thompson.
The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will be home to two centers. One is the Center for Diversity & Social Justice Programs, which promotes inclusion and cross-cultural perspectives among and across students of all identities. The other is the Center for Community & Learning Partnerships, which supports college access, community engagement and service-learning initiatives that foster connections between the university and our surrounding community.
Additionally, Wentworth’s Bias Incident Response Team and reporting process, as well as the Leading for Change initiative, will transition under Price’s leadership.
The creation of the division follows President Thompson launching a strategic planning process, which positioned inclusive excellence as the university’s primary institutional priority.
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