Chief Diversity Officer
The Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) at Furman University works collaboratively with units and individuals across campus to grow and sustain Furman’s commitment to encouraging the pursuit of diversity, inclusion and equity as essential components of creating education that transforms, connections that endure and communities that flourish. In undertaking this work, the CDO partners with other campus leaders to advance the concept of inclusive excellence. Inclusive excellence is a framework designed to support the integration of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts into the core functions and operations of the university. Inclusive excellence advances The Furman Advantage by institutionalizing educational equity and reflecting an explicit understanding that diversity, equity and inclusion are catalysts for institutional and educational excellence and are not isolated initiatives.
Furman announces plans for Chief Diversity Officer transition.
Strategic Diversity Plan
Our strategic diversity plan expresses our philosophy around the concept of inclusive excellence while laying out a set of common goals and objectives.
Ad Hoc Committee on Black Life at Furman
On Sept. 7, 2020, Furman President Elizabeth Davis announced the creation of the Ad Hoc Committee on Black Life at Furman.
The campus community is working together to identify specific actions and strategies that will help advance the university’s efforts toward creating a more diverse and inclusive environment for our community. These efforts are in alignment with and support Furman’s Strategic Diversity Plan (SDP). This work has been shared in a series of presentations hosted by various university divisions. The presentation recordings are included on this page.
University Communications Presentation
August 24, 2021
Development and Alumni and Parent Engagement
August 31, 2021
September 15, 2021