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This episode digs deep into the power of state and regional associations in DEI work; institutional commitment to DEI; and how policies reflect commitment or lack thereof to DEI.
The ladies talk with ASCEND graduates Johnika Dreher from Kent State University, Malia Jones from Elon University, and Ria Woods White from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University about their experiences participating in AACRAO’s ASCEND program and their reflections on how it has helped them think about their current and future professional opportunities.
Portia, Tashana, and Ingrid are joined by Rakin “Rock” Hall, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Chief Enrollment Officer at Arcadia University, as they chat about the key role diversity has played in his approach to strategic enrollment management and how he shows up on campus to support students.
A conversation on how those of us in positions that oversee hiring can make a concerted effort to increase DEI initiatives at our institutions and how to remove barriers in interviewing, hiring, and onboarding.
In this episode, Portia, Tashana, and Ingrid reflect on their first HEARD interviews and discuss what stood out; the DEI ground they have yet to cover.