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Center for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion opens at Nichols

Alicia McKenzie M.S. (left) and Graduate Assistant Josiah Cook (right) will lead the newly-named Center for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.

On March 6, 1971, nearly 50 years ago, Massachusetts chose to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a holiday to honor his life & work. Dr. King committed himself to addressing and fighting the injustices of Black Americans during a time where he was not seen as the hero he is recognized to be today. This past year has highlighted the continued grave injustices many communities continue to face today. In times of uncertainty and unrest, we often find ourselves gravitating towards familiarity and comfort. On this day, and all days moving forward, we should use our voices, our platforms, and our privileges to advance his agenda of civil rights, social justice and not just equality but equity for all.  

Our commitment to creating a safe and inclusive campus for all members of the Nichols community remains a top priority. We understand the importance of education, empowerment and action steps to address the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion. As a result, we are proud to announce the Office of Diversity & Inclusion has been renamed the Center for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, led by our new Director, Alicia McKenzie M.S., and Graduate Assistant Josiah Cook. The Center for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (CDEI) is committed to cultivating a campus community that supports, empowers and educates one another through dialogue, mentoring, programming and training. We encourage all students, staff, faculty and alumni to join us as we continue to move forward together.  

As one Community.  

As One Herd.