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The Campus Diversity Liaisons (CDLs) are members of the leadership team of each college or business unit. They put the university's inclusive excellence strategy into action at the college and unit level. The CDLs are also networked into the Office of the CDO and they come together to share best practices, brainstorm solutions, and build their competencies in inclusive excellence. You can learn about the range of activities happening in the college and units and find contact information for the CDLs below. You can also use the search feature to look up a specific college, unit or CDL.
H.A.N.D. (Helping Advancement Nurture Diversity) was formed to create and foster a culturally inclusive environment. H.A.N.D. holds quarterly meetings with invited speakers, bi-monthly Culture Club meetings, and has sponsored trainings for Advancement employees.
Director of Culture and Engagement
Access, equity and inclusion is Pillar 1 in the College of the Arts meta-strategy. This pillar is supported by the Access, Equity and Inclusion Committee.
"The student experience at the Warrington College of Business is much more than earning a degree. It prioritizes belonging, respects all backgrounds and ideas, and equips students to think for themselves."
Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity Program Manager
Business Affairs is the home of the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity, which supports the use of small and diverse (women, minority, veteran, service-disabled veteran, hub zone and disadvantaged) businesses at the University of Florida.
Director, Small Business and Supplier Diversity
The Office of the Chief Financial Officer encouraged staff to participate in the University of South Florida DEI in the Workplace certificate program to build competency in this critical skill.
Assistant Vice President, Financial Analysis and Budget
For the sixth consecutive year, the College of Dentistry received a Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT into Diversity Magazine. In 2020, the college was one of 45 Health Professions HEED Award winners nationwide.
Read more about the College of Dentistry's IDEA work and the Office of Student Advocacy and Inclusion.
Assistant Dean, Student Advocacy and Inclusion
Students in the College of Design, Construction and Planning created a Diversity Ambassadors program and the college established a diversity committee to support and promote IDEA in the college.
The College of Education Diversity and Inclusion Committee works to advance inclusion, diversity, equity and access in the college.
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering is a leader in advancing diversity and inclusion. Among national colleges of engineering it ranks #3 in black faculty, #7 in Hispanic faculty and #13 in female faculty.
Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Enrollment management has two teams devoted to advancing IDEA in the unit. The teams, Events, Programming & Celebrations and Outreach & Access, are led by division directors and work to support the unit's strategic plan.
You can find statistics about the diversity of the UF student body on Enrollment Management's dashboard.
Assistant Vice President for Strategic Initiatives
The Florida Museum has three IDEA committees--museum-wide, natural history department and cultural plaza--that help shape the strategic plan for the museum.
Director of Exhibits and Public Programs
The Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives (OGDI) is dedicated to the recruitment and retention of underrepresented graduate students.
Assistant Dean, Administration
In 2020, the College of Health and Human Performance created the Dean's IDEA Council, which aims to create a more inclusive environment, increase the diversity of its community, promote equity for all and provide open access to college resources.
Chair and Professor
UF Human Resources supports inclusive hiring practices and provides a wealth of training opportunities to improve equity, diversity, inclusion and access in the Gator community.
Support for Inclusive Hiring Practices
Director, Talent Acquisition and Onboarding
The 2020-2025 Strategic Plan for UF's Office of Information Technology is founded in concepts of inclusion, diversity, equity and access with initiatives including universal design and leveraging AI for an inclusive future.
Assistant Director, Human Resources
IFAS, which includes the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and the network of Cooperative Extension offices around the state, has been a leader in adopting inclusive hiring practices and advancing mentoring.
IFAS is home to CAFE Latino, a grassroots service organization that is focused on enhancing the access and efficacy of Extension programs to better serve Florida's Latino communities.
Director, Human Resources
The International Center established an IDEA task force in 2020 that works to create a more inclusive environment for UFIC's diverse staff.
UFIC is a proud participant in the #youarewelcomehere campaign, a social media and scholarship campaisn affirming that U.S. institutions are diverse, friendly, safe and committed to student development and the U.S. welcomes students from all over the world. You can read more on the You Are Welcome Here webpage.
Director, Office of Global Learning
The College of Journalism and Communications established the CJC Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (IDE) Committee--a shared governance group co-chaired by both faculty and staff that advocates toward an inclusive and equitable environment.
Director of Inclusion and Diversity
The Levin College of Law is home to the Center for Race Studies and Race Relations and the Consortium for Racial Justice. The college has issued diversity statement and an anti-racism resolution, both of which are available on the college website.
Assistant Dean for Inclusion
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Diversity Steering Committee provides evaluation of and guidance for best practices in hiring and representation in the college.
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Libraries' Committee on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice works to promote intellectual understanding and acceptance among library users and library staff by educating, empowering and creating self-awareness.
Assistant Dean of Assessment and Student Engagement and Chair, Marston Science Library
The College of Medicine Office for Diversity and Health Equity recruits and serves underrepresented students in the college, as well as organizing college-wide events to promote and advance diversity and equity.
Associate Dean for Diversity and Health Equity
The College of Medicine--Jacksonville has an IDEA Advisory Council and IDEA Champions Committees that advance inclusion, diversity, equity and access in the college.
Madeline Joseph, Associate Dean for Inclusion and Equity, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, and Campus Diversity Liaison, is a nationally recognized advocate for IDEA. She was appointed to the American Pediatrics Board of Directors Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion starting January 1, 2021, and was selected to be a fellow in the inaugural Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Equity Matters DEI Leadership Learning Community.
Associate Dean for Inclusion and Equity
The College of Nursing has established Social Justice Steering Committee, hosts dialogues called "Thinking Collectively about Diversity," and has Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Award that recognizes faculty's leading role in advancing diversity, inclusion and sustainability.
Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement
The College of Pharmacy's strategic plan for diversity focuses on three key areas: student recruitment, college climate and global presence.
Clinical Assistant Professor and Associate Dean of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity
The Office of the Provost has partnered with the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer on several key IDEA initiatives including APLU Aspire IChange, AAAS SEA Change and NCFDD (National Center for Faculty Diversity and Development).
Associate Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs
The College of Public Health and Health Professions is deeply invested in diversity, equity and inclusion across the college. It recently developed an equity search guide to facilitate an inclusive search process for new faculty to join the college.
Instructional Assistant Professor
The Office of Research committed nearly $1 million to faculty research projects focused on racial disparities in health care, diversity in professional programs, challenges in developing and teaching an inclusive curriculum and strategies for creating a more inclusive campus.
Assistant Director for Human Resources
The Office of Strategic Communications and Marketing has been a leader in coordinating the institutional celebrations of national heritage months.
Associate Director of Learning, Development and Integration
The Division of Student Life launched an IDEA Collective for staff development and is the administrative home for Multicultural and Diversity Affairs.
You can learn more about the Division of Student Life's IDEA work on their Inclusion Initiatives website.
Multicultural and Diversity Affairs (MCDA) provides students with identity based and culturally responsive resources, education and community through academic success initiatives, alumni engagement and assessment. You can learn more about the wealth of resources offered at the MCDA website.
Interim Assistant Vice President
The College of Veterinary Medicine's diversity, equity and inclusion efforts include K-12 outreach programs and the Gator Vet Smart UG Collaborative, which was developed to build a community of first-gen and underrepresented students interested in veterinary medicine.
Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion