The University Diversity Council was established in Summer 2020 following the completion of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force’s work. The mission of the Diversity Council is to contribute to the creation, influence, and sustainability of a community where the dignity of all people is respected and affirmed through the promotion of an inclusive campus environment the engages in community dialogue; promotes cultural awareness, respect, and appreciation; challenges bias on the basis of race and ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, social class, and other distinction.
Under the guidance of Dean Eric Cummings, the Council is composed of faculty and staff across all academic and administrative units on campus. The Council additional acts in an advisory capacity to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Members of the Diversity Council will work to identify and disseminate best practices around the successful coordination and execution of diversity programs and initiatives at Cumberland University.
Members of the Diversity Council:
Dr. Kent Hallman, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Dr. Valerie King, Assistant Professor of Marketing
Coach Taurean Smith, Assistant Football Coach