University of Michigan

Diversity is essential for Towson University

Diversity is essential for Towson University

When I was named president of Towson University two years ago, building a more diverse and inclusive campus became one of my first presidential priorities.

I was dean of the College of Business at the University of Michigan Dearborn when the university defended the use of affirmative action in its admissions policies before the U.S. Supreme Court. Their rigorous and evidence-based argument showed that the best possible education is one in which diverse viewpoints provide a fuller, more multi-dimensional experience for all students.

During my 20 years of experience in higher education and 20 years of experience as a corporate leader and entrepreneur, I learned that inclusion is...