Doing Diversity: Steps Toward the Impossible

Jennifer Hamer, Annie McBride, Kierstin McMichael, Precious Porras

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When we assumed new leadership of the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and Equity (D&E) for the University of Kansas (KU) in 2017, we were inspired to model a learning and workplace college community that, to our knowledge, had yet to be realized on a major U.S. campus. In our collective vision, we aspired to create this “ideal” campus as a place where those who identify as historically racialized minorities, queer and gender nonconforming, people with disabilities, and/or other structurally marginalized populations would be proportionately represented, fully participate as student leaders and heads of academic departments, fairly advance as staff and supervisors, and routinely lead systems as chancellors and presidents. This was our ideal then and it remains our model at this writing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBecoming a Diversity Leader on Campus
Subtitle of host publicationNavigating Identity and Situational Pressures
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)9781000476002
ISBN (Print)9780367441838
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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