Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officers
SAVE THE DATE!!!
2022 Consortium for Senior Diversity Officers in Catholic Higher Education Conference
Saturday, February 5, 2022
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Join us in-person at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC for this year's conference. Can't wait to see you there!
Many thanks to our 2022 Consortium for Senior Diversity Officers in Catholic Higher Education Conference Planning Committee for their assistance in planning this year's conference!
Lawrence A. Burnley, Vice President, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, University of Dayton
Allison Heard, Director, Office of Institutional Diversity, Title IX Coordinator, University of Saint Francis
Br. Ernest Miller, FSC, Vice President of Mission, Diversity and Inclusion, La Salle University
Liz Ortiz, Vice President of Institutional Diversity and Equity, DePaul University
Patricia Pratt-Cook, Sr. Vice President Human Resources, Equity, and Inclusion, St. Catherine University
In 2015–16, over 40% of the student body population in Catholic higher education was non-white. Over the past six years, the number of white students enrolled in Catholic colleges and universities decreased by 8%, while the number of Hispanic students increased by 38%. Currently, 29 ACCU member colleges are identified as Minority-Serving Institutions, including Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian-Serving Institutions, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Predominantly Black Institutions, and one HBCU (Historically Black College or University). An additional 17 institutions serve student body populations that are over 50% non-white.
To address these demographics, ACCU has offered a selection of events and resources to the Catholic higher education community. Most recently, it has helped coordinate the launch of a new professional association: Consortium of Senior Diversity Officers in Catholic Higher Education. Details about the group can be found here and below.
In conjunction with its 2022 Annual Meeting, ACCU will once again offer a dedicated pre-conference session for those who fulfill this vital campus role.
To provide a forum for diversity professionals and university leaders to develop an equity- mindedness framework combining faith, reason, and eliminating systemic and structural barriers to access and opportunity in Catholic higher education and in the broader society.