Letter from the VP
The Lozano Long Division of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and International Programs leads and supports the university’s strategic charge to advance a diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible campus culture. DEI engages the surrounding communities of our multi-campus institution in mission-focused collaborative partnerships.
Welcome to the Lozano Long Division of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and International Programs!
As Tarleton’s new inaugural Vice President of the Lozano Long Division of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and International Programs I want to thank you, my new university family, for welcoming me with such warmth and hospitality. I am thrilled to be a Tarleton Texan.
I would like to communicate a few thoughts as we accelerate our efforts to elevate Tarleton’s DEI profile.
I am enthusiastic about the remarkable things happening at Tarleton and excited to contribute my part. Your being deliberately diverse and
intentionally inclusive is what brought me here. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) must happen at a destination institution. A diverse and inclusive operation is a hallmark of excellence.
Diverse stakeholders partnering to create an accessible, equitable, and
inclusive ethos makes Tarleton an exemplar for the nation. We are a
source of inspiration, a beautiful tapestry of unique distinctions.
Tarleton Forward 2030: Our Future-Focused Strategic Plan will surely gain momentum as we invite diverse backgrounds, identities, abilities,
languages, religions, socioeconomic experiences, and political
perspectives into the family. Doing so will challenge us at times, but the rewards will be life-changing. I have confidence, born of faith, that we will learn one from another while transforming our communities and the world.
Over the next few months, I will work with students, faculty, staff, and
alumni to advance DEI Goal III in the strategic plan. I am counting on each of you valued collaborators as we manifest DEIA’s success. Now … let’s continue to inspire and be inspired!
Dr. Sherri Benn
Vice President for the Lozano Long Division of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and International Programs