A new role, the Executive Director of Diversity & Inclusion/Special Advisor to the President's Cabinet, was created to lead campus diversity efforts. This position served as a member of the President's Cabinet and chaired the President's Diversity Leadership Council, a group also established in late 2017.
The Edgewood College 2017-2027 Pathways to Purpose (Strategic Plan) was an integrated diversity plan. Of the 33 priority actions included in this plan, one-third had an inclusion focus. Diversity is integrated throughout the entire plan and Strategic Priority #5 intentionally called for us to build an inclusive College where individuals across the rich spectrum of diversity succeed and belong
The President's Diversity Leadership Council advised the President of the College and ensured that an inclusive and equity lens was brought to the actions of the College. Within the first academic year of the charter of this group, the Council revised the College's identity statement, ensuring students from all gender identities (and expressions) were welcomed at Edgewood College, approved a Land Recognition Statement, honoring the Ho-Chunk Nation and bringing awareness to the 16 Native American Mounds on campus, and led an engagement session with the Edgewood College Board of Trustees.