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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

The College of Engineering is committed to building an inclusive and equitable environment for learning, research, service and outreach.

The Office of DEI

Dr. Karen Thomas Brown

Associate Dean for DEI

Karen Thomas-Brown leads the College’s ongoing efforts to be an accessible, welcoming and inclusive community. She develops best practices and guidelines that strengthen the College’s goals around diversity, equity and inclusion, and collaborates with College and campus leaders to develop and implement programs that increase the participation and engagement of diverse and underrepresented groups across the College.

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Special Assistant to the Dean with DEI focus (temporary position)

Robin Clayton joined the College to facilitate constructive engagement and dialogue on DEI and anti-racism, respond to inquiries and assist in developing processes and programs that increase participation and engagement of diverse and underrepresented groups across the College. Through the summer quarter, Robin is working with Dr. Thomas-Brown to establish work plans and infrastructure to support DEI efforts in the College.

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