S1E2 - Help! We Started a DEI Podcast

November 30, 2022
  • Diversity
  • podcast

Listen Here: Help! We Started a DEI Podcast

When you’re not an expert but need to take action, it’s important to seek advice from trusted mentors. Portia, Tashana, and Ingrid seek some help from Dr. David Graham, Assistant Vice Provost for Student Academic Success at The Ohio State University about how to navigate the complexities of DEI topics on the podcast. Dr. Graham shares his perspective on building community, giving grace, and setting boundaries in DEI work, as well as how his own life experiences have shaped his approach to building relationships and having tough conversations.

Dr. David L. Graham is currently a senior-level administrator at The Ohio State University, serving as the Assistant Vice Provost for Student Academic Success. He joined Ohio State in January 2006 as the Director of Student Athlete Support Services. In 2011, he was promoted to Assistant Provost for Student Athlete Success, and in 2018 he was promoted to Assistant Vice-Provost for Student Academic Success. In this role, he assists the Vice Provost for Student Academic Success with the management of administrative functions and planning strategic initiatives that support undergraduate student success. He also provides direction to a number of university-wide programs that serve undergraduate students and develops, implements, monitors, and revises policies and procedures related to student success. Dr. Graham serves as a liaison to the Strategic Enrollment Planning Office, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Division of Student Life, and the Department of Athletics. He has been recognized for his ability to develop and implement strategic plans to achieve student success goals and increase student engagement. His research is focused on various issues concerning the administration of intercollegiate athletics in higher education and the effects of college on student athlete development and learning outcomes.

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