Stop, Listen, and Learn: How One System Office Created a Culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

As stewards of Higher Education, the Louisiana Community and Technical College System recognizes the obligation and responsibility to promote and encourage diversity, equity, and inclusivity. In light of recent tragic events, LCTCS is now committed more than ever. The system office staff for 2- year public colleges in Louisiana were tasked with the development and implementation of various initiatives to address diversity, equity and inclusivity. The presentation will outline the system call to action including the development of diversity dashboards, creating a statewide committee/taskforce to generate actionable recommendations and enhancing services and training to faculty, staff and students.