About the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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History

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion was established in July 2016 as part of a series of strategic initiatives implemented in 2015 to address areas of diversity, equity and inclusion across the universities of the UM System. The joint office works to serve the needs of both the UM System and the University of Missouri-Columbia.

 

Mission of the Office

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion works collaboratively systemwide, with faculty, staff, and students, to create an overarching diversity framework aimed at connecting diversity and inclusion to functional areas throughout the institution.

 

Responsibilities of the Office

The office focuses on four nationally recognized areas of providing education on and promotion of diversity:

  • Access and Success – higher graduation rates for a more diverse student body; increase diversity among faculty and staff.
  • Campus Climate and Intergroup Relations – create a welcoming environment to acknowledge and celebrate diversity; provide opportunities for groups to interact and communicate.
  • Education and Scholarship – prepare students for the global marketplace; support the curricular/co-curricular efforts of faculty and staff; provide support for research on diversity.
  • Institutional Infrastructure – create an infrastructure that supports diversity goals within the University’s strategic plan and ensure that policies and processes reflect diversity and inclusion goals.
 

Staff Directory

Christine Holt

Interim Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer

321 University Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Telephone: (573) 882-2011
Email: holtcj@umsystem.edu

Marsha Fischer

Interim Chief Equal Opportunity Officer

1000 W. Nifong Blvd., Bldg. 7, Ste. 300
Columbia, MO 65211
Telephone: (573) 884-3222
Email: fischermb@umsystem.edu

CJ TatumAstrid VillamilTara Warbe-Griggs

CJ Tatum

​Senior Executive Assistant

320 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Telephone: (573) 882-3394
Email: tatumc@missouri.edu

Astrid Villamil

Senior Learning and Development Coordinator

404 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65201
Telephone: (573) 884-0640
Email: villamila@missouri.edu

Tara Warne-Griggs

Senior Diversity Assessment & Research Management Consultant

404 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
Telephone: (573) 882-3718
Email: warnegriggstr@missouri.edu

 

 

Reviewed August 05, 2019.