I love the work of diversity and inclusion because at its core, it is celebrating everyone’s individual differences and working to increase the capacity for knowledge and experiences. Inclusion is a collective effort by the entire SVM. We must create and maintain an environment where everyone feels welcome and included. We have some amazing faculty, staff, and students who have done an exceptional job to improve the school culture and climate. If you are new to the SVM, please look at all of the wonderful things our SVM family has done. If you have any questions or suggestions, please reach out and let me know! Welcome!
I see the LSU SVM as a future leader in cultural competency, diversity and inclusivity both at the school, campus wide, in our community and at national levels. Institutions make a difference if they are truly committed and we will need to serve as role models for our students, our school and our community. We have a responsibility to the profession, the students, and the state to not only provide an inclusive learning environment, but to actively teach it in all aspects of our school. The SVM will only continue to attract and retain the most talented individuals if we can provide a diverse, inclusive, and positive environment for people to work.