Diversity Strategic Plan

As an action strategy in accord with Defining Moments: The Strategic Plan for University of Puget Sound, President Thomas in 2005–06 charged a Diversity Planning Task Force (DPTF) to develop and implement a diversity strategic plan. An initial plan was drafted in late 2006, an executive summary of which was distributed to the campus community in January 2007. The DPTF outlined the plan after taking a thorough environmental scan of common and best diversity practices of institutions of higher education—including peer schools in the Northwest and nationwide—and regional businesses, and carefully evaluating the current status of diversity practices on our campus through the Campus Climate for Diversity Survey and review of institutional data.

The strategic goals and objectives of the diversity strategic plan are designed to serve as a vehicle to help move the university from its current state with regard to diversity practices toward the future state to which we aspire. Arranged in priority order, the plan outlines strategic goals and objectives to accomplish this.

Members of the Diversity Planning Task Force

Kris Bartanen, Academic Vice President and Dean
Kim Bobby (former), Director of Access Programs; (former) Chief Diversity Officer
Rosa Beth Gibson (former), Associate Vice President for Human Resources
Jean Kim, (former) Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Task Force Chair
Sunil Kukreja, Professor of Comparative Sociology
Janet Marcavage, Assistant Professor of Art
Yoshiko Matsui, (former) Director of Multicultural Student Services
Randy Nelson (former), Director of Institutional Research
Lyle Quasim '70, Chief of Staff to Pierce County Executive John Ladenburg
Mark Rosasco '08
Nell Shamrell '07
Sarah Stall, Publications Manager/Writer

Strategic Goals

Goal One

We will increase the recruitment and retention of students, staff, and faculty from underrepresented minority groups.

Goal Two

We will create a campus environment that fully welcomes and supports social diversity.

Goal Three

We will improve working and business relationships with race/ethnic and other diverse communities in the Puget Sound region.

Goal Four

We will be accountable for implementing the diversity strategic plan and working toward achieving diversity goals.