Diversity officer town hall meeting

Makayla Tendall

The last town hall meeting for the chief diversity officer position will take place Tuesday from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. in the gallery of the MU.

The town hall meetings are held for the university community to give their input on what they would like to see the chief diversity officer role entail. The meetings, which started in October, exist to outline priorities and the job description for the chief diversity officer.

The position is near this year, and comes after the university decided diversity was an area that required improvement.

University officials defined diversity as [encompassing] acceptance and respect by fostering an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people.”