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We actively cultivate internal and external community connections where trust is built, the effects of injustice are uprooted, and long-term and sustainable outcomes and relationships are developed.

Strategic Goal No. 1

Enhance and improve internal and external relationships with stakeholders.

Key Strategies

  • Leverage Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation framework to engage with and connect to diverse audiences.
  • Leverage historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) partners and Saturday Academy programs to improve pipeline and access to diverse potential students.

Strategic Goal No. 2

Equip University of Utah and external leaders with the knowledge, tools, and courage to plan for, commit to, and act on organizational change goals for equity, diversity, and inclusion in their respective roles.

Key Strategies

  • Position New Leadership Academy (NLA) as a national leader and institutional leadership resource to drive organizational change toward centering equity.
  • Ensure New Leadership Academy has resources to develop leaders in Utah and in higher education institutions and organizations across the nation.

Strategic Goal No. 3

Establish a voice for national conversations on topics related to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Key Strategies

  • Position the University of Utah EDI division as a national leader for equity-centered campus transformation
  • Establish opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and trainees can learn best practices from leading universities in equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Explore ways to pilot leading-edge national concepts in equity, diversity, and inclusion