President's Task Force on Diversity & Inclusion

The creation of the President's Task Force on Diversity & Inclusion addresses our ambition to embrace both diversity and inclusion because without one the other is not sustainable.  The Task Force was established by Admiral McDonald to develop a comprehensive, campus-wide approach to the Academy's commitment to diversity and inclusion. 

Purpose

The President's Task Force on Diversity & Inclusion serves the Academy by:

  • Identifying strategies/activities in support of the success of all students and employees by, on an ongoing basis, 1) generating and reviewing relevant institutional data; 2) collecting and reviewing information on institutional best practices, and 3) identifying and studying relevant organizational reports and literature
  • Advocating issues of diversity for faculty, staff, and students
  • Reviewing policies and procedures as they pertain to the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty, staff, and student body
  • Providing and coordinating support services to ensure all faculty, staff, and students are heard and are part of an inclusive environment
  • Monitoring enacted strategies/activities for progress in meeting desired outcomes

The Task Force seeks to increase awareness of diversity and maintain an inclusive environment through:

  • Sponsoring of programming for all members of the Academy
  • Creating professional development opportunities
  • Recognizing faculty and staff that have demonstrated a commitment to diversity
  • Publicizing information about diversity-related events throughout the campus
  • Encouraging a wide spectrum of diversity within the Academy