The Johns Hopkins Diversity Leadership Council, formed by President William R. Brody in May 1997, is in the process of identifying new members to replace outgoing faculty, staff and students on the council. The council serves to advise the president on diversity issues in both the university and hospital.
The council has focused its attention this academic year on climate issues that impact the recruitment and retention of minority faculty, students and staff; sought clarification on United Way's support for the Boy Scouts; discussed recruitment practices and challenges in developing diverse applicant pools; explored development of a diversity course to be offered to undergraduates; and discussed how the council might connect with the divisional diversity efforts.
The DLC meets once a month and is accountable to the president. Membership, which is for one or two years with a time commitment of four to six hours per month, requires previous experience in community activities, leadership capabilities, change management skills, a commitment to inclusion and the ability to communicate across and about differences.
Nominations, including a short biography and brief description of the candidate's reasons for wishing to serve on the council, should be submitted to Audrey Smith at N-621 Wyman Park Building or Ray Gillian at N-710 Wyman Park Building, both at Homewood; envelopes should be marked "Diversity Leadership Council Nominations." Self-nominations are encouraged from all levels of the university. The deadline for receiving nominations is May 31.
More information on the Diversity Leadership Council is available on the Web at www.jhu.edu/~dlc/.