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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives

Seeking common ground to empower cultural change, the Department of Communication supports Black Lives Matter.

We commit to the following actions:

  • Giving priority to equally qualified persons of color in hiring decisions.

  • Every year, offering a WKU student the Jeffries Award for Excellence in Diversity-Enhancing Communication. Dr. Jeffries showed us the difference one dedicated person can make to changing hearts, minds, and cultures. We honor her memory by recognizing an outstanding student who promotes diversity through their actions and their life.

  • Regularly offering courses in Interracial Communication & Intercultural Communication.

  • Every February, during Black History month, offering an event highlighting communication issues related to race. 

For any questions related to the above initiatives, please contact:

Tony Harkins
Tony Harkins
- Professor; Interim Department Chair, Dept. of Communication, 2022-2023


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 Last Modified 8/25/22