June 3, 2020
Dear Red Raider Family,
I begin this message acknowledging its length, and I ask your patience as I find it necessary to cover many points and steps that must be considered as we move forward. It has taken me several days to gather my thoughts and find an appropriate way to address our community. I write to you today with honesty and candor, reflecting on our individual and collective accountability, giving a glimpse into the work ahead while recognizing the complexities of the time and the issues at hand. I appreciate you allowing me to share this message with you.
On Saturday, May 30, 2020, President Schovanec issued a letter to our Texas Tech University family addressing the brutal murder of Mr. George Floyd in Minnesota. I echo President Schovanec's commitment, and I am devoted to engaging, supporting, and celebrating our community through diversity, equity, and inclusion. The recent acts of racism and racial violence are extremely upsetting and heighten the concerns of so many in our community. These acts violate everything we stand for as a Red Raider community. As your Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, it is my responsibility to foster community-wide conversations and ensure that we are focused on education and action that creates a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. Working together over the last 2 years, we have begun to make progress addressing the complex questions of racism, justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Working together, we have developed new resources, programs, and events for our campus and community. Read More »
Texas Tech University is committed to creating tomorrow's leaders by preparing them
for a global world through cultural exchanges, key support services, and a dynamic
academic environment where students, faculty and staff engage in discussion about
Student Resources Link
The Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion provides k-12 programming designed to
engage students at a younger age and inspire them to achieve higher education. These
efforts are key to the growth of our community, as students get an opportunity to
participate in hands on activities and explore Texas Tech University's campus.
Faculty & Staff
The Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion promotes cross-cultural awareness through
educational collaborations with faculty and staff to train students for ethical leadership
for a diverse and globally competitive workforce.