Diversity Racial Equity & Inclusion

Transforming Lives Through Knowledge

The Diversity, Racial Equity, & Inclusion Group brings together scholars, community members, and educators for the common goal of understanding our world as it is, to build our world as it should be.

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Established September 2020 during the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and racial inequities, the Diversity, Racial Equity, & Inclusion (DREI) Group was created to bring together scholars, community members, and educators for the common goal of understanding our world as it is, to build our world as it should be. We need your help to create equitable solutions for our diverse student body! Will you consider making a gift today? Your funding will help provide student scholarships, mentoring programs, networking events and lectures, conferences, and other DREI events.

Lunch, Learn, and Listen: What is Diverse HR Strategy

2021 Business Week Lunch and Learn Panel Discussion. Panel Speakers: Kim Cummings, VP HR & Talent, Children's Health Angela Cauthorn, Workforce Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager, DFW International Airport Nichole Sheridan, HR Business Partner, Lockheed Martin

Keynote Address: Roland Parrish: The Social Responsibilities of a Small Business Person

Roland Parrish is currently CEO of Parrish Restaurants, Ltd, which owns and operates 27 restaurants in Dallas and surrounding areas. The Dallas Business Journal ranks his company as the 4th Largest Minority-Owned Firm in North Texas.

A statement from the Dean, Harry Dombroski

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We in UT Arlington's College of Business value the diversity of our student body. We appreciate that our students come from a multitude of races, religions, physical and mental abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, familial structures, socioeconomic statuses, and additional unique identities. These diverse backgrounds and perspectives inform our collegiate discourse and are precisely why we recognize this moment in history demands more from us than simply resting on the laurels of our diversity. Instead, in this time of racial reckoning, we persist to ensure our diversity becomes a catalyst for substantial and enduring strides in racial equity and inclusion, to better serve our students, faculty, staff, administrators, communities, and through our students, the world.

To engage in this long-term cause, we commit to transforming lives through knowledge, using research-based evidence. We strive to exercise our core values of integrity, respect, diversity, excellence, and collaboration as we allocate our resources and efforts towards addressing the systemic barriers many people face daily. We recognize that this is only the beginning of what could be a long and sometimes difficulty journey, one without a predetermined destination, but affirm that it is a journey worth pursuing. It's simply The Maverick Way.

A statement from the Associate Dean, Myrtle Bell

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As a UTA alumna who has dedicated my career to this field, I am honored to lead the Diversity, Racial Equity, and Inclusion (DREI) efforts in the College of Business. The diversity of our student body, faculty, and staff across race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability status, age, socioeconomic status, Veteran status, and additional identities presents us with a unique responsibility to excel in our pursuit of equity and inclusion.

Our commitment to do so requires expertise in research, education, and application of evidence-based knowledge. We have formed four integral bodies to carry out our work: the DREI Council, composed of faculty and staff; the Student DREI Council; the Diversity Partners, composed of community and business leaders; and the DREI Research and Education Group, composed of COB faculty and doctoral students engaged in research and teaching in this area. We invite you to join us in this invaluable, timely work to shape both the present and the future.

Who We Are: Scholars

DREI Scholars possess research expertise in diversity (such as race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, and family) as it relates to discrimination, social issues, bias, leadership, inclusion, human resource management, and additional areas of organizational interest. Their breadth of research experience informs evidence-based management and teaching practices.

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Who We Are: Council

Comprised of faculty and staff across the college of business, the Diversity Council oversees and carries out several initiatives to empower our diverse student body and faculty.


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