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Diversity Strategic Planning at Rutgers and RBHS

Rutgers School of Nursing and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) are active participants in the greater Universitywide Diversity Strategic Planning Process (UDSP).

The UDSP is rooted in a commitment to pursing inclusive excellence though five diversity priorities as outlined by Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway. School of Nursing Dean Linda Flynn is co-chair of the RBHS-UDSP steering committee—together with Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion at RBHS, Sangeeta Lamba—which was created to address these priorities at the chancellor level.

Follow the links below to learn about each level of Diversity Strategic Planning, including findings and resources.

Inclusive Excellence

Inclusive Excellence means an institution has adopted means for the cohesive, coherent, and collaborative integration of diversity and inclusion into the shared pursuit of excellence. Strategic planning is the process through which we will assess and align our efforts in service of this goal.

University Diversity Priorities

  1. Recruit, retain, and develop a diverse community
  2. Promote inclusive scholarship and teaching
  3. Define sustainable and substantive community engagement
  4. Build the capacity of leaders to create inclusive climates
  5. Develop an institutional infrastructure to drive change

RBHS –UDSP Steering Committee

Chairs: Linda Flynn, Sangeeta Lamba

Recruit, Retain, and Develop a Diverse Community

Perry Halkitis
Herminio Perez
Meredith Mullane

Promote Inclusive Scholarship and Teaching

Gwen Mahon
Charlotte Thomas-Hawkins

Define Substantial and Substantive Community Engagement

XinQi Dong
Teri Lassiter
Frank Ghinassi

Build Capacity for Leaders to Create Inclusive Climates

Cecile Feldman
Pat Whitley-Williams
Ravi Maharajh

Develop Institutional Infrastructure to Drive Change

Joseph Barone
Nataki Douglas
Kyle Warren

*Includes RBHS Organizational Unit Leadership (School/Institute/Center); Diversity Leadership Council; RBHS Strategic Planning DEI sub-committee leads: Non–faculty Leadership

RBHS Diversity Strategic Planning Committee and Process

UDSP Main Page

Diversity Planning Toolkit

Rutgers Equity Scorecard