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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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Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Our vision at the Broad College is to be a leader in diversity, equity and inclusion, with best-in-class practices, policies and achievements. We are committed to building an inclusive environment – one that recognizes and respects people of all backgrounds and experiences. This commitment is rooted in the firm belief that true collaborative excellence is only possible when there is mutual respect, accountability and transparency. These values must pervade everything we do.

In January 2018, the MSU Council of Deans committed to a new set of values that enhances MSU’s core value of “inclusion” to the underlying culture and climate at the university. This is also one of the major themes outlined in the Broad College Strategic Plan, and as such we have taken and are continuing to take intentional actions through our programmatic initiatives, curricular content and personnel decisions.

While our efforts have made considerable progress, there is more work to be done to make MSU and the Broad College a welcoming home for people of diverse backgrounds and to inspire us all to do our best work. Together, we, as Spartans, are up to the challenge.

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Sanjay Gupta
Eli and Edythe L. Broad Dean

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Values, Vision & Goals

Values

To create a culture that is transparent, open, trusting, and safe.

To cultivate caring and accountable leadership.

To empower everyone to be engaged in a community that is inclusive and equitable.

Vision

Short-term (1-2 years): To be a leader at MSU with best-in-class practices, policies and achievements in enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Longer-term (2-4 years): 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.

Goals

  1. Ensure a nurturing and collaborative climate of transparency and respect.
  2. Establish an inclusive environment in which our constituents feel highly valued.
  3. Create and sustain a faculty, staff, and student body composition that is representative of the population we serve.

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

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DEI Stories @ Broad


Using adversity to improve ourselves 
Broad MBA student Blake Robinson writes about his role as president of MSU’s Black MBA Association.
Students honor multicultural heroes at 20th annual case competition 
Read highlights from this year’s MBP Multicultural Heroes Hall of Fame Case Competition, held virtually on Feb. 17.
The business case for diversity, equity and inclusion 
Broad research not only illuminates how these values are the right thing to do but also how they boost the bottom line.

Broad College DEI Team Members

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

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Yemisi Bolumole

  • Associate Professor
    Supply Chain Management
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Carl Borchgrevink

  • Director, John and Becky Duffey Faculty Fellow in Hospitality Business
    The School of Hospitality Business
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Cheri DeClercq

  • Assistant Dean for MBA Programs
    Dean's Office
  • Senior Director of Marketing and Communications
    Marketing and Communications Office
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Zsuzsanna Fluck

  • Associate Professor, Director of the Center for Venture Capital, Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Finance
    Finance
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Ken Horne, Jr.

  • Academic Advisor
    Undergraduate Academic Services
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Wayne Hutchison

  • Director, MBA Program & Academic Services
    Full-Time MBA Program
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John Jiang

  • Plante Moran Faculty Fellow, Professor
    Accounting and Information Systems
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Farnoosh Khodakarami

  • Assistant Professor
    Marketing
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Darrell King

  • Associate Director for Multicultural Business Programs/Specialist - Advisor
    Multicultural Business Programs
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Jeff Magnuson

  • Manager
    James B. Henry Center for Executive Development
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Kristen McGrath

  • Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Relations
    Development and Alumni Relations
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Heidi Wardin

  • Executive Assistant
    Dean's Office