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Roger Richardson, the current interim chief diversity officer, said he agrees with the decision to delay the search for the new Chief Diversity Officer.

Ithaca College on track to meet diversity training deadlines

By Elena Piech, Staff Writer May 9, 2016
“I do feel they’re important,” Earle said. “I think it’s a good first step. In some ways, the problems we had, like the staff had, are some of the same problems that I think we’re going to have with diversity and inclusion.”
Roger Richardson, associate provost for diversity, inclusion and engagement, was announced by President Tom Rochon on Nov. 10 as the interim chief diversity officer. According to a recent announcement, it is unclear whether a permanent person will be hired for the position.

Ithaca College clarifies progress and holdups on diversity plan

By Elena Piech and Faith Meckley March 23, 2016
In a recent announcement, the college laid out parts of the diversity action plan that are on track — such as developing a Fall 2016 campus-climate survey — and parts of the plan that are falling behind — such as developing a community review board for the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management.
Derald Wing Sue, professor of psychology and education at Teachers College, Columbia University, presented on the topic of microaggressions and their occurrence in higher education to 200 audience members at Ithaca Colleges Engaging Communities Luncheon March 8.

Annual Ithaca College speaker discusses microaggressions

By Annie Estes, Contributing Writer March 9, 2016
Derald Wing Sue presented on the topic of microaggressions and their occurrence in higher education as the keynote speaker at the college’s seventh annual Engaging Communities Luncheon March 8.
Roger Richardson will no longer hold the interim chief diversity officer position at the college and will continue in his role as associate provost of diversity, inclusion and engagement.

Ithaca College likely to miss diversity action plan deadlines

By Elena Piech, Staff Writer March 2, 2016
In Fall 2015, Ithaca College set a timeline for addressing issues regarding diversity and campus climate. Although the plan covers a timeline of roughly 2 1/2 years, Roger Richardson, associate provost of diversity, inclusion and engagement and interim chief diversity officer, said it is not realistic for all deadlines to be made.
Emil L. Cunningham speaks at the Rankin & Associates presentation when consultants came to Ithaca College Feb. 2 to outline their plan for the next campus-climate survey. The college has announced the survey will be open from Sept. 27 to Oct. 28. for participation.

Consulting firm for campus-climate survey visits Ithaca College

By Elena Piech and Parita Desai February 3, 2016
Rankin & Associates, a third-party consulting company, presented to Ithaca College students, faculty and staff Feb. 2 regarding its plans to develop and carry out the survey.
Ithaca College releases new minority faculty hiring policies

Ithaca College releases new minority faculty hiring policies

By Sabrina Knight, Senior Writer September 30, 2015
Ithaca College instituted new guidelines for recruiting candidates from underrepresented backgrounds for new faculty positions Sept. 21, and new guidelines for staff will be implemented by mid-October.
Dom Recckio, SGA president, speaks at the SGA debate in the spring. Diversity was one of his campaigns major platforms.

Ithaca College planning new campus-climate survey next fall

By Evan Popp, Staff Writer September 2, 2015
Ithaca College is planning on administering a new campus-climate survey next fall, four years after the previous climate survey, which revealed a stark perception gap between different groups regarding diversity and inclusivity on campus.
From left, President Tom Rochon and Nancy Pringle, vice president and general counsel, attend the Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce meeting.

SGA task force meets to discuss microaggressions

By Faith Meckley, Staff Writer April 30, 2014
Students, faculty, staff and administration attended a presentation hosted by the Ithaca College Student Government Association about the ongoing issue of microaggressions on campus April 25 in Textor 102 — the third of its kind and the first that administrators have attended.
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