Inauguration Symposia - Diversity and American Higher Education

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In his fall 2021 State of the University address, President Christopher Callahan boldly shared our 10-year goal, “Pacific will become the best student-centric, comprehensive university in the U.S.” To realize this charge, this session will focus on how Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) drives policy, innovation and student success within American higher education and how Pacific will reach its goal through DEI efforts.

Led by Inaugural Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Mary J. Wardell-Ghirarduzzi In conversation with:

Qingwen Dong, Professor and Director of Graduate Programs, Department of Communication, Co-Chair of University Committee for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Tracy L. Simmons, Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions, Strategic Diversity Initiatives and Financial Aid, McGeorge School of Law

Christian Cardona, Class of ’19 B.S., ’21 M.A., Assistant Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Enrollment, Eberhardt School of Business

Gavin Henderson, Graphic Design, Class of ’21, Community Involvement Scholar, CIP Chase Mentor at Madison Elementary School

University of the Pacific is the first university in California, founded by state charter in 1851. Initially located in Santa Clara, the university moved to San Jose and then to Stockton in 1924. Now, we have two other campuses in Sacramento and San Francisco, hosting many of our graduate and professional programs, while the Stockton campus houses many of the undergraduate programs.

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