Presentation Title

Diversity and Inclusion: Exploring the Richness of Our Diversity in Ways that Allow Every Student to Thrive

Presenter Information

Michael Nixon, Andrews University

Location

Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall

Start Date

8-17-2018 8:45 AM

End Date

8-17-2018 9:45 AM

Description

Andrews University touts its national standing and recognition as a university known for its domestic and international diversity. It has students from over 80 countries and from every state within the Union. It is known for its diversity but should it also be known for its inclusion? Is it a place where “White” is normal and everything else is “ethnic?” Does its curricula reflect its diversity? What practices would help ensure that every student and employee feels at home and can call Andrews University their home? These and other questions will be grappled with during this presentation.

Biography

On August 1, 2017, Michael Nixon became the first Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion at Andrews University. He is an Andrews University alumnus and earned his Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Michael has had to face challenging decisions on his faith commitment. In making his choices, Michael’s passion for his faith has deepened; and so has his understanding and commitment to equity and inclusion. He has shown unequivocally that when it comes to faith and career, faith must come first. And when he has chosen where to “walk” it has been to walk alongside the disadvantaged, stand with the marginalized, and give voice to the voiceless, rather than where he might find visible personal success.

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Aug 17th, 8:45 AM Aug 17th, 9:45 AM

Diversity and Inclusion: Exploring the Richness of Our Diversity in Ways that Allow Every Student to Thrive

Newbold Auditorium, Buller Hall

Andrews University touts its national standing and recognition as a university known for its domestic and international diversity. It has students from over 80 countries and from every state within the Union. It is known for its diversity but should it also be known for its inclusion? Is it a place where “White” is normal and everything else is “ethnic?” Does its curricula reflect its diversity? What practices would help ensure that every student and employee feels at home and can call Andrews University their home? These and other questions will be grappled with during this presentation.