Noteworthy: News and Events from the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity

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    Heather Burton

    Dr. Heather E. Burton Promoted to Associate Vice President

    The Office for Inclusion Diversity and Equal Opportunity is pleased to announce that Dr. Heather E. Burton is being promoted to the role of Associate Vice President in OIDEO, effective July 1, 2022.

    Dr. Burton joined CWRU in 2015 as Project Director of the NSF Advance grant quickly advancing to Director of Partner Institutions Faculty and Student Development. With a natural transition to diversity, equity and inclusion practices, in 2020, Dr. Burton became Senior Director for Faculty and Institutional Diversity in OIDEO. As Associate Vice President, Dr. Burton will play an integral role in the OIDEO leadership, will continue her Senior Director responsibilities and continue to  promote an inclusive culture, climate and curriculum at CWRU. 

    Dr. Burton holds a BA degree from The Ohio State University, an MSW degree from the University of Akron as well as an MPA and PhD from Cleveland State University.  She will continue to teach in the Mandel School of Applied and Social Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences.

    Michael Bustamante

    Michael Bustamante Submits Award Winning Proposal

    OIDEO Director of Diversity Michael Bustamante submitted his award winning proposal, "International Experiences and Inclusive Environments: Using Travel Storytelling to Highlight Diversity and Inclusion Best Practices" for the 2022 Society for Intercultural Education Training and Research Conference! Please join us in congratulating Michael on having his proposal accepted.  


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    The Power of Diversity Lecture Series

    The Power of Diversity Lecture Series strives to inspire campus dialogue, community engagement and civic education and encourages learning about the national narrative on diversity and inclusion. 

    Kristin Williams

    Annual Diversity Achievement Awards honor CWRU community

    During the 13th Annual Diversity Achievement Awards Luncheon in May, the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity honored members of the Case Western Reserve community for their inclusion and diversity efforts, including Kristin Williams, assistant dean of admissions and student affairs in the School of Dental Medicine, who received the Faculty Diversity Excellence Award.

    Read more about the winners.