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An inclusive campus requires the university's sincere willingness to include all its diverse stakeholders in the decision-making process. No individual or group can be marginalized or systematically excluded. The purpose of the President’s Council on Diversity and Inclusiveness is to advise the president on diversity issues and promote diversity and inclusiveness as a strength, a core element in academic excellence and a reflection of a caring community.

With the support of the Office of the President, the council seeks to ensure an academic environment that welcomes, recognizes, respects and celebrates the heritage of all campus constituents.

The President’s Council on Diversity and Inclusiveness will advise the president on:

  • Policies and programs that increase diversity and create inclusiveness campus-wide.
  • Existing efforts and initiatives that contribute to diversity and inclusiveness.
  • Campus climate for diversity and inclusiveness.


Name Department & Office Contact
Beth Boyd
  • Director, Clinical Psychology / Professor
South Dakota Union 105A
Gerald Yutrzenka