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December 05, 2006

Call for nominations to Diversity Catalyst Team

TO: All NC Cooperative Extension Employees
FROM: Dr. Jon F. Ort Assistant Vice Chancellor, Associate Dean and Director
Dr. M. Ray McKinnie Administrator/Associate Dean for Extension
DATE: December 5, 2006
SUBJECT: Diversity Catalyst Team – Call for Nominations

The Diversity Catalyst Team is seeking nominations for new members. The Diversity Catalyst Team is a representative group from every sector of the organization. This team is comprised of members of all group identities across the range of differences that include but are not limited to gender, race, sexual orientation, spiritual beliefs, abilities, class, rank, tenure and age. This group is supported by the organization to work together to design the implementation strategies that create the climate for change. They work in partnership with the administrative leadership to actualize the strategies as well as serve as a resource to the system on diversity and multicultural organizational development.

Please take a few moments to consider those individuals who would be a good fit for this team. The team members must embrace the commitment toward all aspects of open and participatory diversity and pluralism and further develop the skills necessary to lead the organization in the process. Please nominate yourself or a co-worker for this awesome opportunity. The Diversity Catalyst Team will receive ongoing training to develop a common language and to learn more about managing diversity for organizational change. There will also be system recognition and support for participation. This will not just be a committee; it is a group of individuals that have a passion about helping our organization be all that it can be…the best in the country.

The nomination form for Diversity Catalyst Team members was sent to all Extension employees in a Dec. 5 email memorandum. You may contact either of the individuals listed below for other details or questions you may have.

Chiquita McAllister
NC A&T Personnel
P.O Box 21928
Greensboro, N.C. 27420

Harvey Lineberry, II
NC State University
CALS Personnel
Campus Box 7917
Raleigh, NC 27695

We are requesting that nominations be submitted by December 15, but will accept nominations after this date. Please consider nominating yourself or a coworker for this team.

Posted by Natalie at December 5, 2006 10:45 AM