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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

Broad Matters podcast hosted by the MSU Broad College of Business, available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts
In the season six finale, hear how William Horton-Anderson and Scot Wright are advancing inclusion across the college.
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Kara Tripi, assistant director of MSU’s EMBA program, offers ways to support the LGBTQ+ community in higher education.
Broad Matters podcast hosted by the MSU Broad College of Business, available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts
From using virtual reality in diversity training to uncovering bias, Quinetta Roberson's research improves DEI strategy.
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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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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John Jiang

  • Eli Broad Endowed Professor in Accounting
    Accounting and Information Systems
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Farnoosh Khodakarami

  • Assistant Professor
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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
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Scot Wright

  • DEI Program Manager
    Dean's Office
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Patty Geller

  • Human Resources Manager
    Dean's Office

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).