The Johns Hopkins Gazette: May 15, 2000
May 15, 2000
VOL. 29, NO. 36


Diversity Leadership Council Seeks Nominations For Next Academic Year

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The JHU Diversity Leadership Council, formed by President William R. Brody in May 1997, is in the process of identifying new members to replace some outgoing faculty, staff and students on the council.

The council this year has focused its attention on evaluating access issues for persons with disabilities; dialogues with affinity groups including conducting focus groups; investigating the creation of study circles to encourage conversations on race; hosting public events to promote dialogue on affirmative action; the PBS satellite broadcast of a panel discussion called "Race, Class and Health"; and the topics of immigration and religion as part of the Hewlett Foundation Grant for Pluralism and Unity. Recommendations on these issues will be in the council's third annual report, due out this summer.

The DLC meets once a month for two hours and is accountable to the president. Membership on the council is for one year to two years, requires a time commitment of four to six hours per month, previous experience in community activities, leadership capabilities, change management skills, a commitment to inclusion and the ability to communicate across and about differences.

Individuals should submit nominations, including a short biography and brief description of reasons for wishing to serve on the council, to Ed Roulhac at 207 Garland Hall or to Cecy Kuruvilla at 600 Wyman Park Building, both at Homewood. Envelopes should be marked "Diversity Leadership Council Nomination." Self-nominations are encouraged from all levels of the university. The deadline for receiving nominations is June 9.

For more information on the JHU Diversity Leadership Council, visit the website at