About the Inclusive Excellence Action Plan
The Gillings School has a long history of activism and research focused on reducing inequities and fostering inclusion. In 2018, we hired the inaugural assistant dean for inclusive excellence to lead strategic planning, development and program implementation to enhance access and inclusion across Gillings. The Inclusive Excellence Action Plan (IEAP) has served as a road map for these efforts since it was first adopted in 2019.
Today, a team of inclusive excellence (IE) professionals, led by the associate dean for inclusive excellence, Kim Ramsey-White, PhD, MPH, work to guide and evaluate the School’s efforts to maintain an inclusive environment for our students, faculty and staff. The inclusive excellence team, which includes four full-time staff along with several support staff and graduate assistants, is currently working on re-envisioning how to achieve inclusive excellence at Gillings. With input from faculty, staff, students and alumni throughout the remainder of 2023, we look forward to implementing an inclusive excellence strategy that centers community and collaboration for 2024 and beyond.
Have questions or feedback?
Please contact Inclusive Excellence (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Jeffrey Simms, MSPH, Interim Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence and Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management; and Yesenia Merino, PhD, Director, Inclusive Excellence education and training, and other members of the Inclusive Excellence team discuss the Inclusive Excellence Action Plan with the first community conversation of the year.