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Building tomorrow’s business. Together.

The Eli Broad College of Business is dedicated to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive community that empowers our faculty, staff, students and alumni to achieve true collaborative excellence.

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Values, Vision & Goals


Foster a culture and climate of belonging and success: Build a community grounded in mutual respect where everyone feels valued, supported to do their best work, and able to advance.

  • To be a leader at MSU with best-in-class practices, policies and achievements in enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • To be a leader among the Big 10 and peer business schools and become an exemplar with the best-in-class practices, policies and achievements in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.


  1. Promote inclusion and belonging
  2. Ensure equity in policies and practices
  3. Increase diversity of people and perspectives

Principles of Engagement

Engagement of all stakeholders

We will seek to involve faculty, staff, students, alumni, employers, advisory boards, and other supporters in our DEI efforts

Breadth and depth of initiatives

We will ensure that our DEI efforts cover the entire spectrum of our programs and activities, including engaging in signature endeavors that signal distinct expertise

Embedded in Teaching, Research and Outreach

We will strive to embed our DEI efforts pervasively in our curriculum, scholarly activity, and interactions with the community

Ambitious KPIs and Accountability

We will aspire to meet ambitious goals and targets and be accountable to our stakeholders for our performance

Fall 2022 Broad College Climate Survey

In Fall 2022, more than 800 Broad College students, faculty and staff participated in our first climate survey. The data collected establishes a baseline understanding of the present climate, helps inform current and future decisions about supporting a diverse, inclusive, and vibrant campus community, and serves as a benchmark against which to measure change over time.

Methodology for surveying students and for surveying employees can be found within the report.

Fall 2022 Broad College Climate Survey Report

DEI Stories @ Broad

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Dive into the college’s many resources that empower success in business and offer a sense of community and belonging.
The 2024 Broad College commencement student speaker Diana Talamantes-Valles wearing academic regalia while walking in the Minskoff Pavilion.
Hospitality business senior Diana Talamantes-Valles will inspire her peers in the Class of 2024 on April 27.
A pile of MSU diplomas at a commencement ceremony.
Gleeson (B.A. Marketing ’87) will share life lessons and inspire graduates at the Breslin Center April 27.
Wide shot of the crowd of Broad College students, staff, faculty and alumni at the Minskoff Pavilion ribbon cutting

Culture and Climate of Belonging and Success Strategic Initiative Working Group

We’ve brought together a diverse team of faculty and staff to guide actions that the Broad College is taking.

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Cheri DeClercq

  • Assistant Dean for MBA Programs
    Dean's Office
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Elizabeth Fisher

  • Director of M.S. in Supply Chain Management Program
    Supply Chain Management
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Patty Geller

  • Human Resources Manager
    Dean's Office
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Beth Hammond

  • Managing Director
    Center for Ethical and Socially Responsible Leadership
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William Horton-Anderson

  • Assistant Director, Academic & Student Affairs
    Full-Time MBA Program
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Jeff Magnuson

  • Manager
    James B. Henry Center for Executive Development
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Marquis Taylor

  • Program Coordinator
    Multicultural Business Programs
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Heidi Wardin

  • Executive Assistant
    Dean's Office
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Scot Wright

  • DEI Program Manager
    Dean's Office
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Roz Jaffer

  • Fixed-Term Faculty

DEI Resource Repository

For those within the MSU community, the Broad College has developed a repository of DEI resources that is actively curated through the Gast Business Library (MSU NetID required to access).