CofC Diversity Leaders Present at Conference

A group of diversity education leaders from the College of Charleston recently presented at the NASPA Multicultural Institute’s national meeting in New Orleans.

The presenters were Kimberly Gailliard, program coordinator in the Office of Institutional Diversity; Teresa Smith, director of the Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services; Rochelle Johnson, associate director of the Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services; and Rénard Harris, associate vice president and chief diversity officer in the Office of Institutional Diversity.

Their presentation on Dec. 11, 2017, Reframing the Conversation of Diversity & Inclusion on Campus, was aimed at diversity practitioners looking to reframe the conversation of diversity and inclusion on their campuses. They discussed creative approaches being used to administer programs, workshops and initiatives designed to expand departmental reach, engage broader support and build consensus to create a more inclusive campus environment where personal identity is celebrated and viewed as a community asset.