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March 1, 2013

College’s Diversity Enrichment Team to promote new perspectives

Birmingham-Southern has officially launched a new campus advisory group, the Diversity Enrichment Team.

The role of the team will be to develop, implement, and assess a strategic plan to increase diversity across its campus and to foster an academically and socially inclusive academic culture.

The volunteer-based team consists of staff, faculty and student members, as well as a member of the Norton Board of Advisors. They will serve a two-year term.

“A BSC education is built around rigorous inquiry that demands multiple and often competing perspectives so that all of our students, and indeed our entire campus community, truly have a fuller understanding of the world,” Gen. Charles C. Krulak, BSC’s president, said in his announcement.  “We must continually seek ways to give these young men and women an educational environment that values a rich mix of individuals with varied viewpoints.”

Serving on the inaugural Diversity Enrichment Team are:

  • Pat Anderson-Flowers, assistant vice president of institutional advancement
  • Erica Brown, director of multicultural affairs (chair)
  • Kenneth Cox, track and field head coach
  • Angela Fisher Hall ’82, Norton Board member
  • Michael Lebeau, director of career services
  • Armond Moyo ’14, SGA diversity representative
  • Ben Newhouse, dean of students
  • Dr. Mark Schantz, provost (ex-officio)
  • Dr. Louanne Jacobs, associate professor of education
  • Dr. Tim Smith, professor of art history

About Birmingham-Southern College:

Birmingham-Southern College is a four-year, private liberal arts institution in Birmingham, Ala., founded in 1856 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It enrolls about 1,200 students from more than 30 states and 16 foreign countries. Learn more online at www.bsc.edu.