College and Unit-Level Diversity Plans and Strategies

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion has committed to developing practices and strategies that support and expand inclusive excellence throughout the institution. As part of these efforts, the office has worked (as part of the Council of Inclusive Excellence and Diversity) with colleges and units in the development of diversity plans and strategies that reflect our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and align with our University’s strategic plan, N2025.

Since 2019, the university’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion has worked directly with institutional leaders in multiple ways, including through the Council of Inclusive Excellence and Diversity. Intended to connect colleges, primary campus units and ODI, the council is led by Nkenge Friday, assistant vice chancellor for strategic initiatives, with representation from across the institution.

The work of the council has been pivotal in guiding diversity, equity and inclusion plans university wide. To date, over 20 plans from all colleges and units have been developed.

The importance of strategic design and organization-wide thinking is imperative in the diversity planning process. This is a collective process that involves multiple stakeholders that ultimately position DEI as a priority and embed these principles into an organization’s fabric.

Nkenge Friday Assistant Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives

Diversity Plans

Academic Colleges

College of Architecture
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Business
College of Education and Human Sciences
College of Engineering
College of Journalism and Mass Communications
College of Law
Hixson-Lied College of Fine & Performing Arts
  • CIED Representative: Christopher Marks
  • College of Fine & Performing Arts Diversity Plan to Come
  • College of Fine & Performing Arts Diversity & Inclusion Webpage
  • To learn more contact: cmarks2@unl.edu
University Libraries
Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources

Administrative and Operating Units

Academic Services and Enrollment Management
Alumni Association
Athletics
Business and Finance
Global Nebraska
Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management
Office of Graduate Studies
Public Policy Center
  • CIED Representative: Janell Walther
  • Public Policy Center Diversity Plan to Come
  • Public Policy Center Diversity & Inclusion Webpage
  • To learn more contact: jwalther2@unl.edu
Student Affairs
University Communication
  • CIED Representative: Taylor DeMaro
  • University Communication Diversity Plan to Come
  • University Communication Diversity & Inclusion Webpage
  • To learn more contact: tdemaro2@unl.edu
Undergraduate Education and Student Success
Research and Economic Development
Lied Center for Performing Arts

We developed a cross-unit implementation committee to administer the plan. These eight committee members’ duties include making recommendations on unit level goals and strategies, developing a working document that tracks the implementation, and preparing annual reports on progress for UESS members

Amy Goodburn Senior Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean for Undergraduate Education, and Professor of English (Undergraduate Education and Student Success) 

Contact us with questions

diversity@unl.edu