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ERIC Number: EJ999720
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct-11
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
A Diversity Visionary
Smith, Susan
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v29 n18 p16-17 Oct 2012
Today's chief diversity officer could be tomorrow's university president, says Dr. Damon Williams. The author profiles Damon Williams who shines as sought-after expert on issues surrounding higher education inclusion. As head of a diversity division with an eight-figure budget at Wisconsin's flagship state university, Williams oversees four academic campus-wide programs and university-wide diversity initiatives. And he's also conducted landmark research on the subject of strategic diversity leadership. Chief diversity officers have become more prevalent at universities and in corporations as the nation's demographics have changed, U.S. global competitiveness has waned and courts and lawmakers have challenged affirmative action and diversity policies. Yet the role of the chief diversity officer in this new 21st century landscape is still evolving. The position is unevenly integrated into university-wide pursuits of educational excellence and efforts to prepare students for a multicultural workforce and a global economy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin