The University of Baltimore's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is one of several committees of the UBalt Governance Steering Council. The committee's mission is to advance the University's diversity goals and strategies and to champion the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts of the University. These efforts strengthen the professional, intellectual and cultural experience of all members of the UBalt community. Committee members serve as DEI ambassadors for faculty, staff and students and facilitators of campus diversity-related news. The committee also produces information that is helpful to the Council and University leadership for decision making and discusses timely topics that support the committee's charge. The committee members meet regularly throughout the year.
2018- 2023 Institutional Diversity Plan - Five Goals:
Goal 1: Intentionally foster and sustain a welcoming campus environment based on the principles of equity and inclusion to create an environment that is respectful of differences and promotes the safety and security of all people.
Goal 2: Recruit, employ, and retain a diverse faculty.
Goal 3: Recruit and retain a diverse workforce and ensure that UBalt's staff profile reflects the diversity of Maryland's demographics.
Goal 4: Prepare UBalt students to lead and manage in a diverse and changing society by incorporating diversity and inclusion in significant ways in teaching, learning, and research.
Goal 5: Build upon existing partnerships and create new partnerships that enhance the University's commitment to diversity.
Culture and Diversity Committee Co-Chairs (AY 22 - 23)
Lakeisha Mathews, staff, Office of Career Services
Sepideh (Sam) Soheilian, faculty, College of Arts and Sciences