Ep. 149 - How to Achieve DEI within a University | Pamala Morris

TrailBlazers Impact

May 14 2021 • 31 mins

As Assistant Dean for the College of Agriculture and Director of the Office of Multicultural Programs, Dr. Pamala Morris introduced diversity in the university system by starting a new department that has now expanded diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the university. Dr. Pamela Morris serves as an assistant dean and full professor with the college of agriculture at Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana. She developed and implemented two diversity awareness courses that serve as two out of three ways to fulfill a new Multicultural Understanding Requirement at Purdue. In this episode, Pamela narrates her journey from an elementary educator to a higher learning educator with excellent achievements in diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Listen in to learn how Pamela was able to work smarter under much opposition to develop diversity and inclusion programs. You will also learn the value of having a diverse, equitable, and inclusive educational institution.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to surround yourself with people that inspire you to want to do more with your life
  • The importance of advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the education system