Joint Program in Social Work

Universities of NCA&T and UNCG

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Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson

We are delighted to share the news that Dr. Yarneccia D. Dyson has been added as a Diversity Scholar through the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan!

This Program will provide Dr. Dyson with the professional development opportunities and mentorship experiences needed to help her hone her DEI+ Belonging focused leadership and administrative skills.

An excerpt of her welcome letter and a brief statement by Dr. Dyson are included below.


Greetings Dr. Dyson:

On behalf of the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) at the University of Michigan, welcome to the Diversity Scholars Network (DSN)!

The DSN is an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional community of scholars committed to advancing understandings of historical and contemporary social issues related to identity, difference, culture, representation, power, oppression, and inequality — as they occur and affect individuals, groups, communities, and institutions.

The DSN now has over 900 members from more than 200 institutions across the world. As with any community, its success is only achieved through the level of engagement of the members and through a spirit of collaboration and collective impact. As a new member, you can expect to see your profile populate in our Member Directory within the next several weeks.

Dr. Dyson shares the following to accompany this exciting news:

“I am grateful yet geeked to share that I’ve been added as a member to the Diversity Scholars Network, a program out of the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan.

I am looking forward to participating in their professional development programs, networking, and receiving mentorship as I hone in on my leadership and administrative skills, with a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Through the network, my project specifically will be focused on enhancing key knowledge and skills that will be critical in advancing academic spaces for students, especially those with marginalized identities, to feel safe, supported, and comfortable, to show up as their authentic selves while successfully getting what they came for: their degrees.

I am also looking forward to connecting and engaging with the other Diversity Scholars in our efforts to advance social transformation.

#Diversity #Equity #Inclusion #InclusiveExcellence #Belonging”