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2023 DEI Summit

Community Assembly

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Monday, October 9, 2023 | 10 – 11:30 am
Power Center for the Performing Arts/Livestream

Community Open House

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DEI 2.0 Launch
Monday, October 9, 2023 | 4 – 6 pm
Regents’ Plaza and LSA Atrium

DEI 2.0 Plan Information Session

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Information Session

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 | 3 – 4:30 pm
Michigan League Ballroom

About the DEI Summit

Beginning with the inception of the University of Michigan’s first Five-Year Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Strategic Plan – DEI 1.0 in 2016, the institution has held the annual DEI Summit to honor our progress and spearhead the forthcoming year’s plan of action. This marquee event facilitates the coming together of our campus community to delve into DEI-focused matters and stimulate dynamic engagement. In addition, a series of centrally organized, department-specific and student-led events serve as platforms for students, faculty, and staff to engage with DEI initiatives within their individual units and other spaces, to stimulate thoughtful discourse on methods to mitigate structural disparities within our campus and society at large.

Our DEI 2.0 plan, marking the university’s second five-year strategic effort, is set to launch in 2023. The transition has been a two-year process: In 2021, we undertook the comprehensive evaluation of the efforts made under DEI 1.0. The subsequent year, 2022, was dedicated to meticulously planning for our next strategic chapter: DEI 2.0. As we now move forward into 2023, we will witness the culmination of our collective efforts and valuable community input, as we inaugurate the DEI 2.0 plan at this year’s anticipated DEI Summit.


Who’s Speaking

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Black Thought

Rapper and Activist

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Grammy-nominated Hip-Hop Recording Artist

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andré douglas pond cummings

Associate Dean for Faculty Development Charles C. Baum Professor of Law Co-Director, Center for Racial Justice and Criminal Justice Reform University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law

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Moderator – Antonio Cuyler

Professor of Music in Entrepreneurship & Leadership in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) at the University of Michigan

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Santa J.Ono

President of the University of Michigan

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Laurie McCauley

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

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Tabbye Chavous

Vice Provost for Equity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer


Past DEI Summits



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Email: diversitymatters@umich.edu

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