From Kevin’s Desk: We ARE making progress (10/11/19)

Dear Colleagues:

Happy Friday!

I am pleased to share with you our FY19 B&F Progress Report. It highlights just some of the amazing efforts that have happened across B&F to build a more positive and inclusive organization.

Most of the photos in the Progress Report were taken by students during the Purpose Project photo shoots last year – they are beautiful! Please take a few minutes to read about our progress and reflect on the change we are all creating. We have a lot of work ahead to reach our goals, but I hope you are as proud and as encouraged as I am of what we have accomplished so far. 

Foundational to our culture-building efforts is our ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. This week the university kicked off its annual Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit and released the campus-wide Year-Three DEI Progress Report. Our B&F Purpose Project and our broader efforts to connect teams to purpose are highlighted on page 20. Thank you again to all the teams who participated!

Lastly, you can check out our B&F Year-Four DEI Strategic Plan on our website to see some of the impactful initiatives planned for the year ahead.

Thank you for all you do to create a more positive and inclusive organization. Together we are making a positive difference! 

With much appreciation and gratitude,


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