Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives

College Diversity Strategic Plan

The college diversity plan focuses on taking tangible actions that support advancing goals from the university strategic plan.

Creativity and innovation are fostered in environments where diversity and inclusion exist. Incorporation of these values into our teaching and research programs is essential to ensure that the knowledge created and the students we graduate are connected to our global society.

We embrace Colorado State University’s Principles of Community of Inclusion, Integrity, Respect, Service, and Social Justice as our core values.

Implemented actions to date

Since Dean David McLean created the position of Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion in 2018, we have developed a baseline to measure our success, identified areas for improvement, and created training opportunities and programs.

Our efforts continue to grow, and many of the actions listed below are ongoing.

Full-time college personnel focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion

Melissa Burt, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Hired Melissa Burt as Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion in 2018, providing consistent and centralized leadership to the whole college and connecting the college with university-level efforts.

Source News: Five questions with Melissa Burt

Claudia Hernandez, Outreach and Equity Coordinator

Hired Claudia Hernandez, Outreach and Equity Coordinator position within the Engineering Success Center.

Source News: Five questions with Claudia Hernandez


Faculty and Staff

College Structures