Dr. Dan Myers (Chair)
Dr. Rick Shannon
Dr. Dawn Bolton
Dr. Ling Lo
Dr. Harold T. Lttle, Jr.
Dr. Afzal Rahim
Aware of the needs of our students to function in an increasingly diverse society, both within the United States and throughout the world, the Gordon Ford College of Business is committed to promoting diversity within the college. This includes
Our plans draws in part upon the diversity plan and diversity goals of WKU, presented in here.
The mission of Western Kentucky University is to prepare students to be productive,
engaged, socially responsible citizens and leaders of a global society. The success
of these future leaders is enhanced through the encouragement and support of faculty,
staff, and community, as well as a willingness to embrace the multiple dimensions
of diversity. The encompassing dimensions of diversity involve an appreciation of
the differences and unique contributions represented by individual identity, opinion,
and culture. Differences may be represented through areas such as race, gender, ethnicity,
language, religion, sexual orientation, geographic location, abilities or disabilities,
and socioeconomic status.
As a leading American university with international reach, Western Kentucky University insists on a welcoming environment in which it is committed to promoting acceptance, providing support, and encouraging diversity. Embracing diversity is an essential component to maintaining the University's efforts toward connecting faculty, staff, and student populations in striving for a high standard of excellence and success. The University is committed to recognizing and supporting meritorious talent and achievement by supporting diversity and equal opportunity in its educational and community/global service obligations. The University's dedication and persistence in its efforts to promote and strengthen its diversity initiatives serves as an institutional priority in which valuable contributions towards recruitment, retention and advancement of students, faculty, and staff may be realized.
Goal 1: Prepare WKU students to be productive, engaged, socially responsible citizens and leaders of a global society.
Goal 2: Support WKU faculty, staff, and community to embrace the multiple dimensions of diversity.
Goal 3: Achieve diversity among our student population.
Goal 4: Achieve diversity among our faculty, administration, and staff populations.
Goal 5: Foster a welcoming environment which is committed to promoting acceptance, providing support, and encouraging diversity.
Goal 6: Recognize and support meritorious talent and achievement by supporting diversity and equal opportunity in our educational and community/global service obligations.
Goal 7: Promote and strengthen diversity initiatives in which valuable contributions towards recruitment, retention and advancement of faculty and staff may be realized.
Goal 8: Promote and strengthen diversity initiatives towards the retention and success of WKU's diverse student population
Goal 9: WKU will assess progress and realign programs to achieve the institution's diversity goals and objectives.