UH Hilo Committee for Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

UH Hilo Committee for Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Multicolored circle The UH Hilo Committee for Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion serves as an advisory committee to the chancellor. This committee works toward the UH Hilo vision to create a campus environment that cultivates, sustains, and reflects a diverse, multicultural university that is rooted in the indigenous culture and history of Hawaiʻi. Committee members are tasked with leading the campus in:

  • Creating a climate that eliminates false dichotomies (for example: “culture versus science,” “us versus them”) and increases empathy and understanding;
  • Developing a more diverse workforce to ensure our students have role models with whom they can relate;
  • Increasing focus on strengths and commonalities as we identify stereotypes and implicit biases;
  • Broadening our understanding of diversities and the impact of these diversities on one’s lived experience even as we recognize and unpack the privileges some may be born into;
  • Enhancing understanding of our human interconnectedness by increasing opportunities to network and engage in active learning;
  • Driving innovative research and collaboration across the university as we break down barriers and partner with others to yield research productivity and excellence;
  • Promoting empathy, understanding and healing (historic trauma, inequality); and
  • Engaging with the local community to increase opportunities to learn from each other and advance overlapping agendas.

2023-2024 Members

Committee Chair:

(808) 932-7642

jstotter@hawaii.edu

Business Education Building and Computing Center, room 346-133

Committee Members:

Call for Proposals

2022-2024 Biennial Review

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