OFFICE OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
MEET THE TEAM
Director, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
“Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.” -John Lewis
Florencio U. Aranda III, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Diversity, and Inclusion
“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.” -César Chávez
“Urging people to be inclusive is not an attack. It is progress.”
“We will know that inclusive education has become embedded in our culture when the term becomes obsolete” (Giangreco, et. al., 2011).