Summit to Focus on Strategies to Advance Diversity

The Diversity Summit is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 12 at the Merket Alumni Center.

Written by Jaryn Jones

Students at 2010's summit learned about initiatives such as student mentoring and community outreach.

Students at 2010's summit learned about initiatives such as student mentoring and community outreach.

Texas Tech’s Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement will host the Diversity Summit from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 12 at the Merket Alumni Center.

The summit will focus on key issues and strategies designed to advance diversity at Texas Tech. Faculty, staff, students and community leaders will serve on panel sessions throughout the day to discuss initiatives such as student mentoring and community outreach.

Juan Muñoz, vice president of institutional diversity, said summits like these are important to Texas Tech and West Texas because they keep people informed on issues that impact the education of students who aspire to attend college.

“Texas Tech values diversity as a fundamental element of its strategic priorities and goals,” he said. “The division hopes the Diversity Summit will serve as a catalyst to further current activities and initiate new ones dedicated to advancing inclusive excellence.”

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is available here.