Approximately 250 people attended the university’s 2019 Multicultural Faculty and Staff Reception, held Aug. 27 at the Georgia Museum of Art.
“We are proud of our success and our progress and remain committed to continuing along the strong trajectory that has garnered us national recognition for our diversity efforts,” President Jere W. Morehead told the crowd. “You are critical to that mission, and I am grateful that you are here and contributing to it. Your efforts benefit not only our students, but our state as well.”
Michelle Cook, vice provost for diversity and inclusion and strategic university initiatives, shared a similar sentiment.
“Diversity and inclusion is not just a casual expression that we use—it is an institutional value at the University of Georgia,” she said. “We are committed on a daily basis to building an inclusive community of students, scholars and employees at the university.”