Office of the Vice Chancellor
As part of the university’s ongoing emphasis on making Missouri S&T a welcoming environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors, the office of human resource services, affirmative action, diversity and inclusion has been restructured into the Division of Human Resources, Equity and Inclusion. The division is responsible for S&T’s human resources, diversity and inclusion initiatives; affirmative action and Equal Employment Opportunity oversight and planning; equity issues; and oversight of the university’s Title IX compliance.
In addition, Shenethia Manuel, who has led the office since joining S&T in 2008, has been named vice chancellor for human resources, equity and inclusion. As S&T’s chief diversity officer, Manuel is the liaison to the Chancellor’s Committee on African American Recruitment and Retention and chairs the Chancellor’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. In addition, she and the chief diversity officers of the other University of Missouri System campuses are working together on systemwide initiatives to strengthen diversity and inclusion on all campuses and at the UM System.
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The Summary of the Climate and Engagement focus groups conducted by Segal are now available online. Read the summary
Missouri Diversity Officers in Higher Education (MODOHE)
Leading Higher Education Towards Inclusive Excellence
To lead higher education in the state of Missouri toward inclusive excellence through institutional transformation
MODOHE serves as the preeminent voice for diversity officers in higher education in the state of Missouri by supporting our collective efforts to lead our institutions toward the attainment of the following goals:
- Produce and disseminate empirical evidence through research to inform diversity initiatives
- Identify and circulate exemplary practices
- Provide professional development for current and aspiring diversity officers
- Inform and influence national, state and local policies
- Create and foster networking opportunities
Message from the MODOHE Chapter President, Shenethia Manuel, J.D.
Greetings Fellow Diversity and Inclusion Professionals,
MODOHE is the state chapter of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE).
NADOHE serves as the preeminent voice for diversity officers in higher education by supporting our institutions efforts toward the attainment of the following goals: producing and disseminating empirical evidence through research and to inform diversity initiatives; identifying and circulating exemplary practices; and professional development for current and aspiring diversity officers. MODOHE was established to strengthen the common goal of inclusive excellence in higher education on a local and state level.
Statement from the MODOHE Executive Committee
In keeping the message of leaders of several Missouri Universities and Colleges, and as the preeminent voice of diversity officers in higher education, the Missouri Diversity Officers in Higher Education (MODOHE) executive committee reaffirms MODOHE members’ commitment to support for our campus communities, particularly our international scholars, students and staff, and to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment in educational institutions in our great state.
We affirm the work of community leaders and activists that are working to ensure that educational institutions and organizations in Missouri continue to be a rich learning environment where we value and include all aspects of diversity.
We believe diversity and inclusion enhances the educational environment for the entire educational community and our state.