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meanscoleman.jpgWelcome from Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman
Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity
Professor, Communication

The Office for Diversity website is a living space that will make transparent, on our website and in practice, where we have been and where we are going, as it pertains to diversity. This site is an important resource and tool for individuals, groups, and units who support inclusion at Texas A&M. The Office for Diversity quite sincerely wants to make the lives and experiences of Aggies better. Partnerships are key, and we welcome collaborations with those who share in advancing our goals of diversity, inclusion, and equity, and holding us all accountable to meet these goals.

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Letters to the Campus Community from the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity

Office for Diversity Newsletters

August 2020 - Dr. John Singer book interview, State of Diversity, Enhancing Diversity Seminar Series, Graduate Student Spotlight, ACES applications open, SEED Grant applications open

July 2020 - Dr. Emilce Santana publication interview, Dr. Kristie Orr facilitating disability interview, ADA 30th anniversary, ACES applications open, SEED Grant applications open

June 2020 - Dr. Bryce Henson book interview, Moving to Policy & Change, Racial Justice, and Pride Month

May 2020 - Dr. Sergio Lemus book interview, RISE Conference presentation, and Staying Connected with Community

April 2020 - Dr. Portia Owusu book interview, HIPs Conference presentation, and Coping with Stress and Anxiety

February 2020 - Texas A&M Earns National Diversity Champion Award, first ACES cohort, and Dr. Andrea Roberts' Enhancing Diversity Seminar.

August 2020 News Article - Producing Outstanding Scholarship, Dr. John Singer, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Professor of Sport Management in the College of Education and Human Development, Diversity Operations Committee Member

July 2020 News Article - Facilitating Access for Students with Disabilities, Dr. Kristie Orr, Disability Resources Director

July 2020 News Article - Producing Outstanding Scholarship, Dr. Emilce Santana, ACES Fellow

June 2020 News Article - Producing Outstanding Scholarship, Dr. Bryce Henson, ACES Fellow

May 2020 News Article - Producing Outstanding Scholarship, Dr. Sergio Lemus, ACES Fellow

April 2020 News Article - Producing Outstanding Scholarship, Dr. Portia Owusu, ACES Fellow

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The Office for Diversity is experimenting with a new way of engaging in dialogue and connecting with Texas A&M's campus and community. Please share your experiences adapting to virtual learning, teaching, and working with us!

Research and Scholarship

The research and scholarship featured on the Office for Diversity website advances diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and equity from former and current students, faculty, staff of the Texas A&M community.

Bazner, K.J., Vaid, J. & Stanley, C.A. (2020). Who is meritorious? Gendered and racialized discourse in named award descriptions in professional societies of higher education. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, DOI: 10.1080/09518398.2020.1735559

Carter-Sowell, A.R, Vaid, J., Stanley, C.A., Petitt, B., & Battle, J.S. (2019). ADVANCE scholar program: Enhancing minoritized scholars’ professional visibility. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, (38) 3, 305-327. DOI 10.1108/EDI-03-2018-0059

Chun, E.B. & Feagin, J.R. (2020). Rethinking diversity frameworks in higher education. New York: Routledge.

Means Coleman, R.R. & Lawrence, N. (2019). FIX IT BLACK JESUS: The Iconography of Christ in Good Times. Religions10(7), 410. MDPI AG. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rel10070410

Owusu, P. (2020). Spectres from the past: Slavery and the politics of history in West African and African-American literature. New York: Routledge.

Santana, E. (2020). Is white always right? Skin color and interdating among whites. Race Soc Probl. DOI: 10.1007/s12552-020-09285-1

Singer, J.N. (2019). Race, sports, and education: Improving opportunities and outcomes for black male college athletes. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

Stanley, C.A., Watson, K.L., Reyes, J.M., & Varela, K.S. (2019). Organizational change and the chief diversity officer: A case study of institutionalizing a diversity plan. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education12(3), 255-265.

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Social Media Posts | @AggieDiversity

August 20
Congratulations to Dr. Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon and Dr. Mario S. Torres, Jr. for their selection in the second cohort of Leadership Academy/ La Academia de Liderazgo.
https://twitter.com/AggieDiversity/status/1296525721695924229


Congratulations to our Diversity Operations Committee member on your new role!
https://twitter.com/AggieDiversity/status/1291531448172847104


Dr. Albert Broussard, TAMU Liberal Arts Professor, and longtime history textbook writer is planning to capitalize the b in Black in a lengthy revision to a history textbook used in American middle and high schools.
https://twitter.com/AggieDiversity/status/1288269562639777792


I can't sleep (Breonna Taylor). I can't jog (Ahmaud Arbery). I can't breathe (George Floyd).
I hate that I am writing yet again about racism - a pain and trauma that seems to be so unceasing in our country. Systemic racism continues to deprive us of our very lives. The current national unrest reveals that we are all so very tired of it. I hope that we can supplant sentiments of 'thoughts and prayers’ with tangible policy changes and action. My thoughts center on an increasingly diverse TAMU faculty, staff, and student body. My prayers are for a campus community that leads with respect and belonging. The change I would like to see is for us to be national leaders in inclusion, anti-racism, and belonging. I hope that we are ready to meet these challenges. - Dr. Robin R. Means Coleman, Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity #StrongerTogether

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May 29
I can't jog. - Ahmaud Arbery. I can't sleep. -Breonna Taylor. I can't breathe. -George Floyd.

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Viruses don't discriminate and neither do Aggies. We hope that you will work to intervene on discriminatory behaviors, online comments, and acts on social media. Find more resources on our website at https://bit.ly/2XuBLxK #StrongerTogether

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