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There are two major reasons to form students who are culturally competent and can embrace and celebrate diversity. The first is the demographic revolution occurring in the United States, where persons of color will make up an increasing percentage of this nation's population and will be business owners, customers and professionals. They will represent the workforce that will be driving our economy. The second reason is the trend toward a global economy.
Our office is devoted to supporting the development of the next generation of professionals, corporate, government and university leaders. To be successful in the 21st century, the new college graduate must be able to:
Have business and market knowledge
Find solutions to multidisciplinary problems
Work effectively in virtual teams
Have multicultural knowledge and social awareness competence
Have excellent communication skills, including multiple languages
We believe that diversity is the engine for innovation and enables higher levels of excellence. Our office's success depends on the engagement and support from our faculty, staff, students and the higher levels of administration. Faculty and staff diversity is critical for our students' education. Diversifying the faculty and staff is therefore one of our office's major goals.
To become a Tier One university and to serve our students, faculty, staff and the community around us, UT Dallas needs to be a passionate leader of diversity. Our office is committed to make this a reality.
VP for Diversity & Community Engagement