Diversity

A big part of lifelong learning comes from interactions with each other. Those interactions are made much richer because we all come from a different mindset, different beliefs that stem from our upbringing, the experiences of our ancestors, and our own personal experiences.

Diversity is the Key to Lifelong Learning

kevin-pillarsHow boring would it be if everyone were just like me? How much could I learn from just being around myself? Probably very little. I enjoy getting to know people with a variety of backgrounds, whether it’s intellectual thought, upbringing, culture, religion. I think this is part of what enriches our lives, feeds our soul and perpetuates lifelong education. A big part of lifelong learning comes from interactions with each other. Those interactions are made much richer because we all come from a different mindset, different beliefs that stem from our upbringing, the experiences of our ancestors, and our own personal experiences. It’s this interaction that gives rise to learning AND appreciation for these differences. It makes us stronger. In that spirit, I invite you to learn more about the B&F 5-year strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusion and to learn more about the university’s overall strategic plan for these important issues.

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Kevin Hegarty

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer