The University of Michigan hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking Wednesday to officially launch construction on a new, $10 million William Monroe Trotter Multicultural Center near the heart of Central Campus.

At the same time, a national search for a new Trotter director has been launched.

The center will serve students of many cultural identities and is planned to be a home dedicated to celebrating and fostering U-M’s diversity in a way that is inclusive and more visible.

“The new Trotter Multicultural Center will be a new hub of hope for our campus, one that unites us as a community around our most cherished values: the inseparable values of diversity, equity, inclusion and academic excellence for the public good,” says President Mark Schlissel.

Read this article in its entirety on the University Record website.