The Ford School launched its five-year strategic plan for diversity, equity, and inclusion on October 5, 2016. It includes four central goals: diversifying ‘who we are’, diversifying ‘what and how we teach’, promoting an equitable and inclusive climate, and diversifying ‘our research and policy engagement’.

The planning committee, led by Shobita Parthasarathy and Susan Guindi, handed the initiative to associate dean Paula Lantz, who will serve as faculty lead for implementing the initiative over the next few years. The Ford School’s individual plan is one of 49 across campus developed as part of the University of Michigan campus-wide commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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