Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence Completed

Black History Month Kickoff 2019

Arkansas Tech University has published its Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence.

“ATU’s faculty and staff have a passion for affording students the realization of obtaining a college degree,” reads a portion of the plan’s introduction. “However, obtaining a college degree is more than going to classes and doing homework. A sense of belonging and college completion are also influenced by what students, faculty, and staff experience both inside and outside the classroom. We recognize that diversity and inclusion initiatives are pivotal for the recruitment and retention of underrepresented students, faculty, and staff. Therefore, we will convey a message of inclusive excellence in all forms.”

The plan was developed by the following committee members:

  • Jerry “Jay” Anderson, Jr., Graduate Assistant for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Cristina Blanco, General Studies Instructor, Ozark Campus
  • Dr. Danielle Brooks, Committee Chair and Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Bob Freeman, Director of Human Resources
  • Ashlee Leavell, Assistant Dean for Student Wellness
  • Yasu Onodera, Associate Dean for International Student Services
  • Dr. Wayne Powell, Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities
  • Dr. Tennille Lasker-Scott, Assistant Professor of Professional Studies and President of the Black Faculty and Staff Organization
  • Dr. Robert Stevens, Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Nikki Templeton, LPC, Counselor, Student Wellness and Counseling Services
  • Dr. Erica Wondolowski, Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences

Visit to view the ATU Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence