At the CoA+A, diversity is central to our mission; we value the many facets of human difference that contribute to inclusivity and excellence. Each unit in the College of Arts + Architecture appoints a representative to serve on the CoA+A Diversity Council:

Dr. Mira Frisch, Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives (Department of Music)

E.E. Balcos (Department of Dance)

Nadia Anderson (School of Architecture)

David Gall (Department of Art & Art History)

Beth Murray (Department of Theater)

Over the past four years, members of our council have attended leadership training and diversity symposiums on our campus as well as important conferences off campus, such as those presented by the North Carolina Diversity and Inclusion Partners and the Association of American Colleges & Universities (Diversity, Learning, and Student Success: Policy, Practice, Privilege). We have hosted national leaders on Diversity and Inclusion to our campus to speak, present, and/or perform for our students, faculty, and staff. Our guests have included Dr. Lester Monts (Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs from the University of Michigan), First Wave Hip Hop Theater (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Dr. Eddie Moore (America & MOORE, LLC).

Our council is currently rewriting the  CoA+A Diversity Action Plan written by the CoA+A Faculty Council. Any questions or concerns related to diversity within the college may be presented to any member of the council, or directly to Dr. Mira Frisch, Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives. 

At the University a conscious effort is made to not only recognize the campus community as diverse but also to prepare our students for life’s diverse conditions.  For a full overview of the University’s Diversity Plan and programs click here.