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Collaborating on Inclusive Excellence

Achieving our goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion relies on the entire AU community coming together to move us collectively toward success. To facilitate collaboration on Inclusive Excellence, President Burwell created two leadership positions. 

Drs. Fanta Aw and Amanda Taylor lead the cross-campus collaboration on Inclusive Excellence

Drs. Amanda Taylor and Fanta Aw lead the cross-campus collaboration on Inclusive Excellence.

Two positions have been created to support cross-campus efforts around inclusive excellence. In spring 2018, Dr. Fanta Aw added Inclusive Excellence to her responsibilities as Vice President of Campus Life, and Dr. Amanda Taylor joined the team a few months later as Assistant VP for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Amanda will work closely with the President's Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on their efforts.

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President's Council on Diversity and Inclusion

Council Members

  • The President’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion (PCDI) serves as consultants, collaborators, and accountability partners to university leadership to advance the goals of the inclusive excellence plan.
  • PCDI includes faculty, staff and students from across the university, as well as several alumni. Members of the community are encouraged to communicate with the council at
  • PCDI also includes alumni members Melanie Brown, William Hubbard, Darlene Slaughter, and Sherry Soanes, as well as student member Philip Oke-Thomas.