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Goal 1: Curriculum - Expand diversity and inclusion in academic curricula and student learning opportunities.

Latinx and Latin American Studies at Chapman

Chapman’s first year of the new Latinx and Latin American Studies Minor proved to be a success, with all classes offered filled to capacity. The new faculty member hired to lead the minor, Dr. Ruben Espinoza, has plans for community-based research over the next year, working to learn more about the history of the city of Orange and reaching out to the local Mexican-American community near Chapman.

Graduate & Professional ESL Course Offered

ENG 525 Graduate & Professional ESL will now be offered each as of fall 2017 in support of international graduate students. This effort was initiated by the Vice Provost for Graduate Education.

Academic Service Learning Liaison Hired

Established an Academic Service Learning Liaison for 10 hours a week within the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education to work with faculty and colleges on developing new service-learning opportunities.

Grants for Pedagogical Innovation Prioritize Diversity & Inclusion

Grants for Pedagogical Innovation are prioritized to support diversity and inclusion and also promote sustainable and/or personalized education administered by the Faculty Research and Development Council (FRDC). Applications for faculty grants for pedagogical innovation are available each February. 

Olive Tree Initiative Chapter Established at Chapman in Wilkinson College

Wilkinson College of Humanities & Social Sciences supported the development of the Chapman Chapter of the Olive Tree Initiative in 2017, a State-Department recognized program in experiential learning that provides high-impact travel experiences related to conflict resolution.

Grand Challenges Initiative Success in Schmid College

The Grand Challenges Initiative within Schmid College had a very successful first year, with the most notable feedback being how much agency students gained over their own education. These common, 1st year immersive experiences have been demonstrated to increase retention in college and in STEM majors, especially amongst underrepresented groups.

Academic Service Learning Initiatives Established in Dodge College

Professor Andrew Lane of Dodge College established academic service learning partnerships with the Boys & Girls Club of Central Orange Coast College Bound Program and Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County along with Professor Harry Cheney’s service learning course with Higher Ground Youth & Family Services.

B.A. in Global Communication & World Languages Now Offered

The School of Communication and Wilkinson College partnered to develop the Bachelor of Arts in Global Communication and World Languages in the 2017-2018 academic year that was offered for the first time in fall, 2018.

Marriage & Family Therapy Program Infuses Diversity & Inclusion Into Curriculum

The MFT Program in Crean College added diversity related content to the Comprehensive Exam, the Advancement to Candidacy Exam, Social Location Paper, and the Capstone Project.

FSOL Established the Diversity & Social Justice Forum

The Fowler School of Law established the Diversity and Social Justice Forum, which is a student-edited publication that also holds an annual symposium. The goal of this organization is to provide a forum for diverse perspectives in order to “promote a climate of engagement and dialogue with a wide spectrum of views and values."

IES Receives AAC&U Grant for Civic Learning & Social Responsibility

The Integrated Educational Studies (IES) Program is one of twenty-four departments in the United States that was selected by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) to receive a mini-grant to advance civic learning and social responsibility in the major.

IES 206 Pilots Academic Service Learning at Higher Ground Youth & Family Services

In Fall 2017, Dr. Quaylan Allen from Attallah College piloted a section of IES 206: Schools and Society in which a number of class sessions were held at Higher Ground Youth and Family Services. The class aimed to teach the interconnections between schools and the surrounding community resources.

Attallah College Develops Community Math Partnership Program

Attallah College Dr. Cathery Yeh has developed a Community Math Partnership Program with local school districts in the Orange County area. The goal is to increase mathematics achievement and engagement among elementary age students, while helping its graduate student teachers become effective mathematics educators in public schools.

Attallah College Receives Grant in Disability Studies Ph.D. Program

The Attallah College of Educational Studies has received a grant to support Ph.D. students in Disability Studies with stipends to support research related to cognitive diversity. This is a scholarship and stipend from the McGovern Foundation for a Ph.D. in Education student focusing on diverse learners.

Goal 2: Recruitment - Strengthen equity and access in recruitment of students, staff, and faculty that compose a diverse and inclusive campus.

The following tables represent demographic indicators Chapman will continue to track through each year of assessment of the Strategic Plan for Diversity & Inclusion. More demographic information can be found in the Chapman Institutional DataMart

Degree-seeking Undergraduate Enrollment by Gender

Gender Fall 13 % Fall 14 % Fall 15 % Fall 16 % Fall 17 %
Men  41.1% 40.4% 39.7% 39.4% 39.3%
Women 58.9% 59.6% 60.3% 60.6% 60.7%
TOTAL 5940 6211 6281 6338 6740

Degree-seeking Undergraduate Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Fall 13 % Fall 14 % Fall 15 % Fall 16 % Fall 17 %
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.2% 0.1%
Asian 9.8% 10.3% 10.3% 11.1% 11.7%
Black/African American 1.6% 1.3% 1.4% 1.8% 1.7%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.3% 0.4% 0.3% 0.3%
Hispanic/Latino 14.3% 14.3% 14.4% 14.6% 15.1%
Nonresident alien 3.8% 3.9% 4.1% 4.0% 3.9%
Unknown 4.3% 3.0% 4.4% 4.5% 5.7%
Two or more races 5.9% 6.0% 6.3% 6.8% 6.9%
White 59.8% 60.5% 58.4% 56.7% 54.6%
TOTAL 5940 6211 6281 6338 6740

 Degree-seeking Graduate Enrollment by Gender

Gender Fall 13 % Fall 14 % Fall 15 % Fall 16 % Fall 17 %
Men  42.2% 41.9% 41.6% 40.8% 40.9%
Women 57.8% 58.1% 58.2% 59.0% 59.1%
Unidentified 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.3% 0.0%
TOTAL 1877 1842 1947 2130 2384

 Degree-seeking Graduate Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Fall 13 % Fall 14 % Fall 15 % Fall 16 % Fall 17 %
Amer Indian/Alaska Native 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.3% 0.1%
Asian 13.2% 13.5% 14.5% 16.2% 18.7%
Black/African American 2.1% 2.2% 2.3% 2.2% 2.3%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.4% 0.3% 0.3% 0.1%
Hispanic/Latino 13.9% 13.9% 13.9% 15.5% 15.7%
Nonresident alien 12.6% 10.5% 11.1% 12.3% 12.8%
Unknown 5.5% 7.2% 7.4% 5.5% 4.5%
Two or more races 4.3% 3.9% 3.5% 3.9% 5.1%
White 47.7% 48.3% 46.7% 43.7% 40.7%
TOTAL 1877 1842 1947 2130 2384

Full-time Staff by Gender

Gender Fall 13 % Fall 14 % Fall 15 % Fall 16 % Fall 17 %
Men  42.7% 42.3% 42.6% 42.2% 42.3%
Women 57.3% 57.7% 57.4% 57.8% 57.7%
TOTAL 679 686 752 810 830

Full-time Staff by Race/Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Fall 13 % Fall 14 % Fall 15 % Fall 16 % Fall 17 %
Amer Indian/Alaska Native 0.7% 0.6% 0.4% 0.2% 0.4%
Asian 9.0% 8.3% 7.6% 6.2% 6.4%
Black/African American 2.9% 2.3% 2.3% 2.0% 1.6%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 1.5% 1.3% 1.5% 1.5% 1.4%
Hispanic/Latino 14.7% 12.7% 13.4% 13.5% 13.0%
Nonresident alien 0.0% 0.4% 0.4% 1.5% 1.3%
Unknown 1.3% 22.2% 26.5% 32.0% 36.0%
Two or more races 2.9% 2.5% 2.7% 2.6% 2.4%
White 56.8% 49.7% 45.3% 40.6% 37.5%
TOTAL 679 686 752 810 830

Full-time Instructional Faculty by Gender

*University will collect by January 1, 2019

Gender Fall 13 % Fall 14 % Fall 15 % Fall 16 % Fall 17 %
Men  57.91% 60.29% 59.23% 58.82% 58.08%
Women 42.09% 39.71% 40.77% 41.18% 41.92%
Nonbinary* NA NA NA NA NA
TOTAL 392 418 417 459 489

Full-time Instructional Faculty by Race/Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Fall 13 % Fall 14 % Fall 15 % Fall 16 % Fall 17 %
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.25% 0.24% 0.24% 0.0% 0.0%
Asian 6.63% 6.22% 6.00% 7.41% 7.77%
Black/African American 2.55% 2.15% 2.16% 1.96% 1.84%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Hispanic/Latino 3.57% 3.59% 2.88% 3.70% 3.68%
Nonresident alien 2.55% 3.83% 3.84% 2.83% 2.66%
Unknown 11.22% 17.70% 24.70% 27.67% 29.04%
Two or more races 0.51% 0.48% 0.48% 1.16% 0.61%
White 72.70% 65.79% 59.71% 55.77% 54.40%
TOTAL 392 418 417 459 489

Faculty Affairs Offered Diversifying Faculty Searches Workshops 

Supported by the Office of Faculty Affairs, Chapman kicked off a new faculty search workshop focused on expanding diversity and inclusion in faculty searches. There were 17 workshops offered in 2017-2018 and 197 faculty members participated in the first year.

Give Something Back Partnership Established $9M in Full Scholarships

Give Something Back & CU partnership was established providing full scholarships and Chapman has committed $9 million in CU funding over the next 5 years and is in year one of recruiting foster youth/students with incarcerated parent(s), and students with extreme family hardships.

OC Heritage Grant Established a $200K Commitment for OC Students

A new OC Heritage Grant was established representing a $200,000 commitment from Chapman for OC high need students who are merit eligible and plan to live at home. For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid

Chapman Partners with SAUSD to Offer 10 Full Scholarships

Chapman established a memorandum of understanding with SAUSD to provide 10 full scholarships per year.

Lower Cost Housing Options Expanded

The Divisions of Enrollment Management & Student Affairs worked together to collaboratively expand numbers of lower cost housing options.

Goal 3: Climate - Develop and implement programs, services, and spaces that cultivate a welcoming campus climate.

Public Safety Expanded Professional Development in Cultural Diversity

The Department of Public Safety expanded online and in-person professional development opportunities for their department including an online course in cultural diversity for law enforcement, in-person implicit bias training for 25 Department of Public Safety Staff, training to support diversifying recruitment and selection in the hiring process, and the command staff completed the Safe Space Faculty & Staff Workshop.

Cross-Cultural Center Established New Programs & Mentorship Opportunities

The Cross-Cultural Center hosted a new Womxn's Community Retreat and launched Salam, a new discussion group for Middle Eastern students along with increasing heritage month programming for seven different identity-based months. The Cross-Cultural Center started the We CU Mentorship Program in collaboration with Residence Life & First-Year Experience and the Promising Futures Program.

ETS & Digital Media Committed to Caption All Videos

Educational Technology Services has committed to captioning all technology tutorial videos for faculty through the Panopto platform since fall 2017. The Broadcast and Digital Media Department worked on a service change in fall 2017 to offer video captioning on all videos housed on the Chapman YouTube channel.

Veterans Resource Center Opened in January, 2018

Chapman’s first Veterans Resource Center (VRC) officially opened its doors on January 8, 2018. The VRC is a collaborative effort between many offices, including the Office of the Provost, Office of Student Affairs, Office of Admission, Office of Financial Aid, Office of the Registrar, Student Business Services, Fowler School of Law and the Academic Advising Center, and  is located at 526 N. Shaffer, Orange. The center supports the individual and academic success of veterans, service members, eligible spouses and dependents, by providing access to G.I. Bill, Yellow Ribbon and other educational benefits they earned while serving our country. The VRC also provides information about applying for admission at Chapman University, helps current student veterans connect with each other on campus and learn about services available to them at Chapman.

Interfaith Center Hired Directors of Jewish and Muslim Life

The Fish Interfaith Center has hired Rabbi Corie Yutkin, Director of Jewish LIfe and Shaykh Jibreel Speight, Director of Muslim Life in part-time positions. These positions were established to begin efforts to increase the number of interfaith staff able to serve our student populations and increase interfaith literacy on campus.

Laptops-to-Go Program Established in the Student Union

IS&T, Student Affairs and SGA partnered to implement a laptops-to-go program, allowing students to check out laptops from a kiosk in Argyros Forum for up to four hours at no cost. This helps students gain access to current technology that otherwise might be unaffordable.

IS&T Opened New TechHub in DeMille Hall

IS&T opened a TechHub in DeMille Hall. This space and the technology included is accessible to all. It provides an opportunity for the campus community to test out newer technologies to ensure that the technology is accessible to them. 

Interactive Campus Map Updated for Greater Inclusion 

The Interactive Campus Map now includes accessible entrances, gender inclusive bathrooms, lactation stations, prayer/meditation rooms, microwaves, lockers, showers and transportation locations.

SMC Web Team Updated Campus Website Accessibility

The Web Team in SMC has been hard at work behind the scenes to make sure campus websites are accessible to all visitors and WCAG 2.0 AA compliant. This represents hundreds of committed hours to updates and changes.

Diversity & Inclusion Website Had Increased Viewership

The Diversity & Inclusion website saw a 27% increase in viewership with 44,000 unique visitors this year.

Undocumented Student Issues Forum Updated Resource Pages

The Undocumented Student Issues Forum worked in 2017-2018 to update web resources for students who are undocumented and hosted gatherings to offer support, community building, and resources.

Chapman Received 3.5 Stars in the Campus Pride Index

Chapman received 3.5 out of 5 stars on the Campus Pride Index in 2017, this was the first year this inventory was  completed for Chapman University. The Advisory Group on the Status of LGBTQIA+ Communities is currently in the process of completing the inventory for the present year. 

Business Services Established Panther Partner & Interpretation Services

The Student Business Services Office now offers “Panther Partner” an updated and interactive website with information about student financial services as well as having staff who can interpret necessary information into Spanish as well as Vietnamese.

Latinx Staff & Faculty Forum Has Had Continued Success

The Latinx Staff and Faculty Forum continued to thrive and hosted two student and alumni mixers in 2017-2018, participated in the planning of the Heartbeat of Mexico festival and concert, and supported and participated in various events such as the Preview Day Diversity and Inclusion Breakfast, Latinx Graduation Celebration, the Latinx Forum BBQ Social, Dia de los Muertos/Noche de Altares event, and the Latinx Heritage Month Kickoff–which celebrate Latinx identities and aim to provide support and a welcoming environment to Latinx current and prospective students, staff, faculty and alumni.

LGBTQIA+ Staff & Faculty Forum Established in Fall 2017

The LGBTQIA+ Staff & Faculty Forum was started in Fall, 2017 and was developed by staff and faculty members who embrace and support the LGBTQIA+ communities through outreach activities and events. The group is open to any staff and faculty members who wish to join together to support LGBTQIA+ student communities, to build community together as a group, and to serve the campus in meaningful ways.

School of Pharmacy Offered Cultural Competency Presentations & Hosted Ramadan Festival

During orientation, the School of Pharmacy now offers presentations to students about cultural competencies and cultural differences in the field of pharmacy led by Sandra Robbie and by representatives from the Center for Global Education. The School of Pharmacy hosted a Ramadan Festival at the close of Ramadan for students, staff and faculty at the Rinker campus that was highly successful and will be continued in future years.

FSOL Developed First Generation Student Law Programs

The Fowler School of Law (FSOL) has developed a series of programs for first-generation law students to support their success in law school. Beyond programs based on diversity themes, the FSOL has a steadfast commitment to hosting diverse speakers in an effort to heighten opportunities for diverse and inclusive interaction between guests and the Chapman community. 

Attallah College & SGA Hosted Mental Health Awareness Fair

Dr. Amy Jane Griffiths of the Attallah College of Educational Studies worked in collaboration with the Dean of Students Office Wellness Advocates and the Student Government Association to host Wellness Week, which included a Mental Health Awareness Fair on March 7, 2018.

Campus Planning Added Gender Inclusive Restrooms, Evacuation Chairs, AEDs, Lactation Rooms, Prayer/Meditation Rooms and Accessibility Updates

Campus Planning invested $2.75 million in diversity and inclusion related campus updates over the past year and has been working to expand the number of single occupancy restrooms that are gender inclusive. At the time of this publication there are more than 30 single occupancy restrooms on the Orange Campus and three on the Rinker Campus. Evacuation chairs have been installed at 9401 on the Rinker Campus, at Chapman Grand and at the Keck Center. 45 Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) have been installed on the Orange Campus and 4 have been installed on the Rinker Campus. Lactation rooms have been added to Wilkinson Hall and the Rinker Campus. Prayer/meditation spaces have been added to the Rinker Campus and Kennedy Hall. Lastinger Tennis Complex has been updated to include exterior automatic door operators, an accessible spectator seating area and ADA compliant restrooms, lockers and showers among numerous accessibility updates to the campus. 

Goal 4: Community - Develop and sustain meaningful engagement and partnerships with our diverse local communities and neighbors.

Office of Admission Partnered with Community Based Organizations

Chapman Undergraduate Admission has worked to establish meaningful partnerships with the following community based organizations (CBOs) in 2017-2018. For more information about community partnerships in this area, contact Christian Aguilar. 

  • A Better Chance (ABC)
  • Bright Prospect
  • Cisneros Foundation
  • College Track – Boyle Heights
  • College Track – Watts
  • Fulfillment Fund
  • Girls, Inc.
  • Give Something Back Foundation
  • Nicholas Academic Center (I, II, and III)
  • Reality Changers
  • Simon Family Foundation
  • Simon Stem Scholar (Orange High School)
  • South Central Scholars
  • Tiger Woods Foundation
  • William H. Douglas Foundation
  • The Wooden Floor

Chapman Hosted SAUSD Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies Students

Chapman hosted students from SAUSD from the Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies (AISS) in 2017.  Dr. Oliver Lopez from Schmid College assisted with coordination. This program helps students, many of whom are first generation college students, navigate high school and the college application process to support their ambitions towards STEM careers.

Musco Center Prioritized Culturally-Specific Festivals and Events

One of Musco Center’s core programming priorities is the production of culturally-specific festivals and events that honor and engage our surrounding communities through traditional and contemporary performances at the highest level from the nations of origin; engage at the intersection of traditional and contemporary life and cross-cultural experiences. These efforts started at the very beginning of the Center with the Opening & Preview Season Community Day Open House where 4,500 guests saw 34 different performances on five different stages from local organizations by local Mexican, Asian, Middle Eastern and other heritage arts organizations. Musco Center launched World CAFE (Cultural Arts, Festivals, and Events) in its first season and continues to put a high priority on producing events that engage our surrounding community. World CAFE: Heartbeat of Mexico, now in its third year, is produced in association with Chapman University’s Latinx Staff and Faculty Forum, who engage the local community, suggest artists and performers, and staff the festival itself.

Provost's Office Partnered with OC GRIP, AAHE, OCBCC, MOLAA and More

The Provost's Office has hosted events and/or built partnerships with OC GRIP, Higher Ground, the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE), the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (OCHCC), the Orange County Black Chamber of Commerce (OCBCC), and the Orange County Human Relations (OCHR) Council, Orange High School, OUSD Art Show, OC Diversity Council, MOLAA and the OC Department of Education through the sponsorship of local events, hosting meetings and events on campus, and partnering on community based initiatives together.

Attallah College's Centro Communitario de Educación in Santa Ana

Chapman University’s Centro Comunitario de Educación is a community education center run by the Attallah College of Educational Studies that engages in partnerships in downtown Santa Ana to serve preschoolers to adults in this predominantly Latino/a/x community. CU Centro Comunitario de Educación hosted civic, literary and arts events this year benefiting 150 community members, 125 preschool and kindergarten students in pre-literacy and literacy programs, 25 parents in parenting and literacy support programs and 10 teens through teen mentorship programs.

Schmid College Partnered with OC Science & Engineering Fair, OHS, NAC and More

Schmid College of Science & Technology continues to deepen its partnership with the Orange County Science and Engineering Fair by presenting awards to top students, working with them to display their work here at Chapman, and also by hosting their annual awards event. Many faculty from Schmid College have visited OHS to give talks to classes, and faculty including Dean Lyon gave presentations at the Nicholas Academic Centers throughout the year. Dr. Anu Prakash and Dr. Lilian Were partnered with Girls Inc. to provide experiential learning opportunities in food science. Dr. Jen Funk’s COHERE program continues to engage OHS students in meaningful ecology/plant biology research.

School of Communication & Civic Engagement Initiatives Coordinated Cesar Chavez Day of Service

The School of Communication collaborated with Civic Engagement Initiatives to coordinate the 2018 Cesar Chavez Day of Service on March 9. This event offered participants the opportunity to work with Providence Speech & Hearing Center, the Boys & Girls Club, Stop Hunger Now and other local organizations for service in local communities.

School of Pharmacy Clubs Collaborated on the Foreign Language Series: World Rx and More

Within the School of Pharmacy, the American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists and the California Pharmacists Association worked with Chapman's Hispanic Association of Pharmacists, Korean American Pharmacist Association, and the Vietnamese American Pharmacy Student Association to plan the Foreign Language Series: World Rx. Many School of Pharmacy student organizations participated in a wide range of community health fairs and clinics this year focused on promoting health, wellness and safety in our diverse local communities. They were a part of the Irvine Global Village Festival, the Anaheim Health Fair, a Flu Clinic with Senator Janet Nguyen in Westminster, the OCPhA An Lanh Free Clinic in Garden Grove, the Tet Festival in Costa Mesa, Illumination Vision Clinic, and the Orange Coast Medical Festival for Life among other efforts.

Fowler School of Law Received $300K Grant Supporting Underrepresented Students

The FSOL received a $300,000 grant from the DiscoverLaw Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) program to establish a summer program for first- and second-year college students from underrepresented groups.  The FSOL is the only law school in California awarded a grant to run a PLUS program and one of only nine such programs nationwide. Dean Matt Parlow shared, "we are very proud to provide a gateway to the legal profession, playing an active role in addressing the underrepresentation of minorities in it.

Attallah College Partnered to Establish Excellent Schools ePrize Awarded to SAUSD, AUHSD and El Sol Science & Arts Academy

The Attallah College of Educational Studies partnered with Pamela and Andrew Horowitz to establish the Excellent Schools ePrize to foster collaboration between Orange County district and charter public schools around innovations in order to improve educational outcomes for the underserved students in Orange County. The ePrize will award up to $100,000 per year over three years. The award-winning 2017 ePrize project includes Santa Ana Unified School District, Anaheim Union High School District, and El Sol Science and Arts Academy. Key stakeholders from each partner are working to share, implement, and customize AUHSD’s innovative Teacher Reflective Learning Walks and Parent Learning Walks at two elementary schools: El Sol and Manuel Esqueda Elementary School, both in Santa Ana.

Goal 5: Institutional Prioritization - Prioritize the commitment to diversity and inclusion through leadership and action at all levels of the institution.

Panther Analytics Offers Chapman Leadership New Data Warehouse Tools

Campus leaders are now able to access demographic data via Panther Analytics, Chapman University’s data warehouse tool which gives access to up-to-date reports and data needed for day-to-day work-related activities, assessment, planning and informed decision making.

Budgets Established for Office of Diversity & Inclusion and Latinx & Latin American Studies

A program budget was established for the Office of Diversity & Inclusion and the Chapman Diversity Project as well as a new program budget for the Latinx & Latin American Studies Minor in the 2017-2018 year. 

Cross-Cultural Center Added Staff & Increased Budget

Cross-Cultural Center added professional staff, student staff, and increased budget this year.

Summer Bridge Program & First Generation Services Expanded

First Generation Services & Promising Futures funding was increased in the 2017-2018 year expanding the Summer Bridge Program from two to three days and increasing support for student grants for academically related travel.

Board of Trustees & Board of Governors Emphasized Review of Board Composition & Diversity & Inclusion Professional Development for Members 

Trusteeship & Bylaws Committee and the Governorship Committee have thoroughly reviewed statistical data for Chapman’s faculty, staff, and students as well as its own board composition. Board of Governors’ meeting topics focused on better educating board members on critical campus issues including representatives who spoke about Title IX, the Strategic Plan for Diversity & Inclusion, Student Life, and Improving the Student Experience.

Chapman Asked to Present WASC Education Program Focused on Access & Equity

Chapman was asked to collaboratively present The Diverse Campus: Intersecting Access and Equity Across the Student Experience as a WASC Educational Program presented on February 1, 2018 in Claremont, California and facilitated by Joe Slowensky (Chapman) and Marguerite Bonous-Hammarth (UCI).

Fowler School of Law Recognized for Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The FSOL has been recognized by the Law School Admissions Council for our commitment to diversity and inclusion through being awarded the Diversity Matters Award in 2016 and 2017. Beyond the many diversity and inclusion programs held at the Law School, the FSOL also provides financial support for law students, faculty, and staff to participate in events organized by local affinity bar associations and other organizations in order to build relationships with and help connect students to more underrepresented senior attorneys.

Thank you!

A sincere thank you to the following students, staff, and faculty members who helped contribute to the year one progress report:

Aaron Singh Harold Hewitt Jr. Marisol Arrendondo Samson
Alisa Driscoll Harry Cheney Marissa Tobias
Anaida Colón-Muñiz Heather Breen Matt Parlow
Anat Herzog Helen Norris Michelle Leslie
Andrea Weber Ian Barnard Michelle Samura
Andrew Lane Jack Raubolt Mike Burney
Andrew Lyon Jacky Dang Mike Kowalski
Andy Sison Jamie Ceman Mike Pelly
Anu Prakash Jamie Gutierrez Nancy Brink
Art Blaser Jana Remy Naveen Jonathan
Ashley Cosgrove Janeen Hill Negeen Lotfi
Blas Villalobos Jason Keller Nina LeNoir
Bob Bassett Jennifer Ascencio Oliver Lopez
Brady Hogan Jennifer Funk Osinachi Ibe
Brian Powell Jennifer Ruby Otniel Pavia
Candace Ybarra Jerry Price Pamela Ezell
Carlos López Jonathan Charres Patrick Fuery
Carolyn Nih Joseph Slowensky Randy Burba
Chelsea Dempsey Justin Koppelman Rebecca Schlafer
Chris Hutchison Kara Ward Richard Bryant
Christian Aguilar Kelly Kennedy Richard Redding
Christopher Roach Ken Murai Rick Gonzalez
Corie Yutkin Ken Murphy Robert Pankey
Crystal De La Riva Kris De Pedro Robyne Kelly
David Carnevale Kristi Deschenes Ron Jordan
David Kost Kristin Beavers Ross Loehner
Denise Johnson Kristin Dressner Ruben Espinoza
Denise Vejar Kris Olson Ruebén Martinez
Diane Eisenberg Kyler Asato Ryan Tolentino
Eileen Besner Laura Baker Sheryl Bourgeois
Erika Curiel Lawrence Brown Stephanie Takaragawa
Erin Pullin Lilian Were Tim Topper
Gail Stearns Lindsay Shen Tom Piechota
Giulio Ongaro Lisa Sparks Tom Turk
Glenn Pfieffer Marcela Mejia-Martinez Wendy Salmond
Hallie Nicholson Margaret Grogan William Hall