Albany State University Launches Three Centers Focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Historically Black Albany State Univerity in Georgia has announced the launch of the university’s Centers for Diversity, Inclusion and Social Equity. The Center of Inclusion will support all groups of people within a society, recognizing their value and importance. The Center of Social Equity will promote fairness, access, livelihood, education, and full participation in the political and cultural life of the community. The Center for Social Equity focuses on the institutionalized practices and barriers that thwart and hinder equity.

The centers will educate Albany State students and stakeholders about the attributes, behaviors, and actions that support people of various races, genders, abilities, ages, sexual orientations, and socio-economic and national backgrounds. In addition, the centers will teach practices that create and maintain equitable support, engagement and treatment, and full participation for all.

“The aim of the Centers is two-fold; to teach the necessary actions that lead to the normalizing of diversity and inclusion, and to outline the behaviors, constructs, and systems that guide and influence equity throughout local and global communities,” said Wendy Wilson, vice president for university relations who is leading the initiative.

A native of Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Wilson is a graduate of Bluefield College in Virginia, where she majored in organizational management. She holds a master’s degree in human resource management from Central Michigan University and a doctorate in curriculum leadership from Columbus State University in Georgia.

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  1. Here’s an example of misguided leadership at Albany State University with this “new Center” that will be focusing on “diversity and inclusion” at an HBCU. This is nothing more than another incremental way of dismantling HBCUs trying to accommodating everybody else more than yourself. This “new Center” first assignment should is to submit either a qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods study to the GA General Assembly how “the State” need to significantly increase funds and material resources for Albany State, Fort Valley State, and Savannah State respectively.

    Further, can somebody explain where will this “new center” be located, how many full-time faculty and staff will be working there? Or, where will the lions share of funding originate to support this “new Center”?

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