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Big 12 Chapter of Diversity Officers Inc.

History:

The Big 12 Chief Diversity Officers held their first meeting at NADOHE in 2008 in San Diego, California. At this meeting, the group decided it would hold an annual meeting of the Big 12 chief diversity officers at different campuses each year and organize annual activities, resources, and initiatives that would advance diversity within the organization.

In November 2008, Texas Tech University held the first two day meeting for the chapter. During the two days, Chief Diversity Officers discussed the goals of the organization and collaborative projects. In Summer 2009, the University of Missouri kicked off the organization's first collaborative program-Difficult Dialogues. Mizzou held a five day institute on their campus to discuss how other institutions could roll out the national project.

Time Line:


January 2008 - Diversity representatives of the Big 12 met over lunch at NADOHE to discuss the formation of an organization/consortium.

 

February 2008 – Dr. Greg Vincent speaks at the Texas Tech University African American Education Summit.

 

April 2008 – Dr. Roger Worthington, University of Missouri launches Big 12 Difficult Dialogue Initiative.

 

November 2008 – Texas Tech University invites representatives of the Big 12 to the first Big 12 Chief Diversity Officer Consortium meeting.

 

March 2009 – Representatives of the Big 12 Chief Diversity Officer Consortium meet at NADOHE

 

June 2009 – University of Missouri hosts the Big 12 at the Difficult Dialogue Summer Institute

 

November 2009 – University of Kansas hosts the annual Big 12 Chief Diversity Officer Consortium

 

March 2010 - Representatives of the Big 12 Chief Diversity Officer Consortium meet at NADOHE

 

April 2010 – Members of the Big 12 Chief Diversity Officer Consortium present to the annual Big 12 Provost Meeting in Kansas.

 

November 2010 – Texas A & M hosts the annual Big 12 Chief Diversity Officer Consortium

 

January 2011 - Representatives of the Big 12 Chief Diversity Officer Consortium meet at NADOHE

 

November 2011 – Baylor hosts the annual Big 12 Chief Diversity Officer Consortium

 

January 2012 - University of Kansas hosts the annual Big 12 Chief Diversity Officer Consortium

 

January 2013 - Representatives of the Big 12 Chief Diversity Officer Consortium meet at NADOHE

 

September 2013 – Annual Big 12 Chief Diversity Officer Consortium will meet at Oklahoma State.