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September 20, 2013

Community convenes to create ideas for diversity

MILLEDGEVILLE — The Georgia College Diversity Action Planning Committee held a successful public forum Wednesday in an effort to have the community deliberate and create ideas for developing opportunities for students in Milledgeville-Baldwin County so they are better prepared for the 21st century.

More than 80 individuals participated in the forum held at the Georgia College library, including Georgia College students, administrators, educators and community members.

"The diversity of the participants relative to disciplines, campus staff, professors and people of different racial and cultural backgrounds was incredible," said Gregg Kaufman, American Democracy Project coordinator at Georgia College. "The student facilitators, Juawn Jackson, Kevin Morris and Mary Butker, did a wonderful job, and students from a Public Deliberation class recorded the common thoughts and recommendations that emerged from the three dialogue groups."

The Diversity Action Planning Committee has been charged by Georgia College President Dr. Steve Dorman to develop a three- to five-year diversity plan that promotes recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff and students, and creates a welcoming environment. The community’s input from the forums will contribute to the development of the overall plan.

The next public forum is slated from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Collins P. Lee Center.

For more information about the upcoming forum, contact Diversity Action Planning Committee Chair Veronica Womack at 478-445-4233, email veronica.womack@gcsu.edu, or visit www.gcsu.edu/equity.

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