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Diversity at IUPUI

IUPUI & DEI Welcomes Dr. Karen Dace and Khalilah Shabazz.

Karen Dace is excited for her role as vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion

For Karen Dace, serving as IUPUI's new vice chancellor for diversity, equity and inclusion is all about open doors and opportunities -- for students, faculty and staff, and for the campus's community partners, as well. Diversity at IUPUI

Dr. Dace plans to help IUPUI expand the field of opportunities for all students, faculty and staff. For the veteran diversity official, who started this fall as the head of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, those opportunities are the best path to maximize the contributions of everyone who is a part of IUPUI. And Dace believes the first step is to develop a strategic plan for diversity that will include voices from across the IUPUI campus: students, staff, faculty, administration and community partners. Dace came to IUPUI from a similar role at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, which until this year shared conference membership with IUPUI in The Summit League athletic conference. The similarities between Indianapolis and Kansas City -- both in challenges and opportunities -- are part of the reason Dace sees a bright future for IU's urban campus.

Khalilah Shabazz began January 1, 2014 as the new director for the Multicultural Success Center.

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She brings a commitment to student success and a history of helping students persist to graduation.. Shabazz first joined the IUPUI campus staff as the assistant director for student retention and scholarship in the Office of Student Scholarships. Prior to joining DEI, she served as director of University College's Diversity Enrichment and Achievement Program. (DEAP) DEAP promotes the retention and success of underrepresented students at IUPUI though a multitude of programs, resources and services.

Ms. Shabazz is excited and looking forward to working with everyone to develop a premier Multicultural Success Center that advances IUPUI's commitment to diversity through education, advocacy and research.

Diversity Events on Campus

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Upcoming Events


March 12, 2014 @ Noon MSC
Food for thought Do I have Culture? Celebrating Ethnicity and Culture as a White Person

March 13, 2014 @ MC
Brown Bag Movie Lunch Series "Betty & Corretta"

March 16, 2014 @ 4pm Taylor Hall 115
Peliculas, Wigs & Weaves Women & Their Hair

March 25, 2014 6pm-8pm Campus Center Theater
Screening of "Girl Rising": The film presents the stories of 9 remarkable girls from across the globe

March 27, 2014 @ MC
Brown Bag Movie Lunch Series "In the time of the butterflies"

March 30, 2014 @ 6pm
IU McKinney School of Law Diversity and Alumni Dinner Indpls Central Library For information Contact: blsa.iumckinneylaw@gmail.com

March 30, 2014 @ 6pm
7th Annual Cesar Chavez Dinner Indiana Convention Center Social Justice Education For Information Contact: sojoedu@iupui.edu

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