Category: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

College of Pharmacy takes strategic approach to ensuring a diverse and inclusive workforce

As the HR Specialist for the College of Pharmacy Shared Services Center, Robert C. Stroh Jr. is on the frontlines of the college’s efforts to support a diverse and inclusive workforce.


Coalition of Disabled Gators and Allies provides advocacy, visibility and support

The Coalition of Disabled Gators and Allies aims to build and sustain a community and safe space for people with disabilities — or who identify as disabled — as well as advocates at UF.


Anti-Asian bystander training can help address interpersonal violence

The Asian Faculty and Staff Association is hosting an anti-Asian bystander training led by GatorWell Assistant Director Megan Johnson.


Refining and improving the hiring process at the College of Pharmacy

This spring, UFHR introduced new inclusive hiring resources to provide faculty and staff with support and guidance at each stage of the hiring process. As part of these resources, the Inclusive Hiring Badge program was launched that featured education on the topics of inclusion, diversity, equity and access in the workplace.

UF College of Pharmacy HR Generalist II Kim Lewerenz is one of the first participants to receive the Inclusive Hiring Badge. We sat down with Kim to discuss her experience with the program and how she is incorporating inclusive hiring practices in her work.


Earn a certificate in multicultural mentoring

Register for a three-part series that provides faculty and staff with tools to support effective multicultural mentoring.


Listening sessions on inclusive excellence this September

Earlier this summer, UF Chief Diversity Officer Marsha McGriff, Ed.D., announced her office was working with Damon Williams, Ph.D. , and his team at the Center for Strategic Diversity Leadership and Social Innovation to conduct a strategic assessment of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at the University of Florida. A key component of this assessment will be a series of facilitated community-building and dialogue sessions designed to better understand the lived experiences of students, faculty and staff.

Your voice is essential to advancing UF’s inclusive excellence efforts. If you are interested in sharing your thoughts and experiences in a listening session, please be on the lookout for an invitation from the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer to be sent later this week. You will be invited to select from and participate in a virtual session that most closely aligns with your role at UF.


Advancing inclusive excellence at UF with Marsha McGriff

When Marsha McGriff, Ed.D., joined UF in December 2021 as its chief diversity officer and senior advisor to the president, she hit the ground running. Within her first month, McGriff announced a three-year plan to build inclusive excellence at the University of Florida. For the first phase of this plan, she engaged Damon Williams, Ph.D., chief catalyst for the Center for Strategic Diversity Leadership & Social Innovation and one of the architects of the inclusive excellence approach in higher education, to conduct an inclusive excellence strategic engagement with the university.


Mellon grant will support advancement of racial equity

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation recently awarded UF a $750,000 Humanities in Place grant to collaborate with Gainesville’s historically Black neighborhoods to conduct research and celebrate their stories through the arts. The grant will fund the Racial Equity in Community-Engaged Research project, bringing community members and UF College of the Arts faculty into partnership.


Creating a thriving classroom environment responsive to students’ cultural identities

College of Education Clinical Assistant Professor Travis Smith, Ph.D., discussed culturally responsive teaching in a Teaching Beyond the Podium Podcast Series episode.


DEI Leadership Awards applications due Feb. 28

The Inaugural LeaDErshIp Awards program honors and recognizes alumni, faculty, staff and students who have demonstrated DEI leadership within their community, company, industry or at UF.


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