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Implementation of Embedding Equity, Access and Inclusion began Fall 2021

In process: Implement Action 1.1 which includes establishing an EAI Leadership Council charged to lead, facilitate and monitor implementation of the program throughout the College, and beginning the process for hiring an EAI Program Director.

Kameron Kadooka, coordinator for OSU’s Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP), has been named interim director for Equity, Access and Inclusion (EAI). Andy Karplus, university distinguished professor of biochemistry and biophysics, will serve as part-time as associate director. Kadooka will continue as LSAMP program coordinator, taking on the interim directorship on a part-time basis for up to six months while the College conducts an open, external search for a permanent EAI director.

Kameron Kadooka will lead the EAI Leadership Council, charged to implement the DAP. A subcommittee on gender equity, chaired by Associate Director of Student Engagement Gabs James, will help ensure equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities for people of all genders. A second subcommittee on equity data collection will be chaired by Tze-Yiu Yong, project manager for the College. The formal charges for these subcommittees are still under development.

Event: In-person launches of the Diversity Action Plan for faculty and staff (October 7) and students (October 12).

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Event: Graduate Student Appreciation Night (October 14), recognizing and showing appreciation for College of Science graduate students.

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Kameron Kadooka
Interim Equity, Access and Inclusion Program Director
LSAMP Coordinator