On October 1, 1994, the University unveiled the African-American Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame, housed in the Black Cultural Center, recognizes African-Americans who have made important contributions to the University of Tennessee.
This year, we induct Dr. Marva Rudolph in the Hall of Fame for her humble service to the University in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion./p>
The Multicultural Welcome Reception was a wonderful success! We had just around 90 attendees and the evening was full of meaningful contributions from our students, faculty, and staff.
Dr. Melissa Shivers
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Life & Strategic Initiatives
Ms. Thura Mack
Professor & librarian, Coordinator for Community Services and Diversity Programs
The Commission for Blacks is appointed by the Vice Chancellor for Diversity to advise on planning, implementation, and evaluation of University programs, policies, and services as they relate to Black students, faculty and staff. The Commission reports to the Office of the Chancellor.
The Commission for Blacks recommends changes in or additions to university policies and procedures to reflect concerns specific to blacks. The group also makes suggestions for new and existing academic and extracurricular programs related to blacks; encourages research to identify the problems and progress of blacks on campus; and encourages black faculty, staff and student involvement in all aspects of campus life.
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