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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.

Our collective efforts in these areas at Michigan State University and the Broad College of Business are guided by MSU’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan developed by a steering committee comprised of members from across the institution. Diversity, equity and inclusion has been centered at the heart of strategic planning efforts for both MSU and the Broad College of Business—it is one of the six core strategic themes in the MSU 2030 Strategic Plan as well as one of the five strategic themes outlined in our Broad 2030 Strategic Plan. 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

Vision

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.

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. 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

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).

DEI Stories @ Broad


Learning about diverse backgrounds and new traditions from the Multicultural MBA Association 
Through this student resource group, MBA student Pei-Chi Chen has shared her culture and learned about her peers.
Broad College alumna Dalana Brand honored as 2022 AACSB Influential Leader 
The seventh annual Influential Leaders initiative recognizes 27 business champions of diversity and inclusion.
Leading with intention 
Ciciley “CC” Moore illuminates how being a Broad Spartan has propelled her work to advance racial justice.
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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Carl Borchgrevink

  • Associate Professor
    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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Elizabeth Fisher

  • Director of M.S. in Supply Chain Management Program
    Supply Chain Management
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Zsuzsanna Fluck

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

  • Director of Undergraduate Student Engagement
    Dean's Office
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Wayne Hutchison

  • Director, MBA Program & Academic Services
    Full-Time MBA Program
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Rozmina Jaffer

  • Fixed-Term Faculty
    Management
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John Jiang

  • Plante Moran Faculty Fellow
    Accounting and Information Systems
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Farnoosh Khodakarami

  • Assistant Professor
    Marketing
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Anna Linn

  • Associate Director for Corporate and Foundation Relations
    Development and Alumni Relations
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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