Annual Inclusion Updates

2017-2018 Annual Inclusion Update

In the fall of 2017, Edgewood College President, Scott Flanagan, introduced a new Strategic Plan which sets a dynamic framework to guide our actions and decisions into the future. Three strategic themes (Student Learning, Inclusion & Community Impact) provide the grounding for our framework and Strategic Area #5 specifically highlights our commitment to building an inclusive College where individuals across the rich spectrum of diversity succeed and belong. In the spring of 2018, Student Senate issued a 9-point commitment letter to the Edgewood College administration to make a public commitment to addressing some of the issues that students face daily at Edgewood College.


2018-2019 Annual Inclusion Update

This report reflects on the progress made in the past 12 months toward addressing the topics outlined in the Student Senate Commitment Letter. We continue to build on our public commitment to diversity & inclusion and believe that our vision of being an inclusive model of learning, teaching, and scholarship is interdependent upon creating a culture of belonging. This report is organized around six major themes from the Commitment Letter : Creating a Bias & Hate Free Campus, Informing our Community of Progress, Involving Students in our Diversity Commitments, Diversifying Edgewood College, Faculty Professional Development & Evaluations , and Demonstrating our College's Commitment to Diversity.


2019-2020 Annual Inclusion Update

The 2019-2020 academic year was a time of transitions, turbulence and major challenges that impacted our community profoundly. In the summer of 2019, Edgewood College President, Scott Flanagan, resigned from his position after serving the College for twenty years, and Sister Mary Ellen Gevelinger was introduced as the 8th College President. When she took charge, she inherited a large budget deficit, trends of declining enrollment, a significant need to reduce the size of the workforce, and opportunities to redefine the academic structure of the College. Administration began addressing each of these issues over the fall term; however, no one could have predicted what the spring semester had in store: two viruses which now plague our community & society.