Welcome! I’m James L. Brown and I was appointed by President James Ramsey in 2010 to serve as Chairman of the Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality (CODRE) at the University of Louisville. The Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality (CODRE) was established in 1998 by then UofL President, John W. Shumaker to serve as the President's Chief Policy Advisor on issues of Diversity.
CODRE’s membership is comprised of dedicated faculty, staff, and students who actively serve on various committees to monitor the charge of the Commission. Affiliated committees that collaborate with CODRE include the Commission on the Status of women (COSW), the Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA), Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual Transgender (LGBT), Disabilities Resource Center and Staff Senate and Faculty Senate.
The University of Louisville strives to foster and sustain an environment of inclusiveness that empowers us all to achieve our highest potential without fear of prejudice or bias.
We commit ourselves to building an exemplary educational community that offers a nurturing and challenging intellectual climate, a respect for the spectrum of human diversity, and a genuine understanding of the many differences that enrich a vibrant metropolitan research university.
The University of Louisville embraces the underlying values of this vision and demonstrates a strong commitment to attract, retain and support students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of our larger society.
James L. Brown, Chairman
Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality (CODRE)
Licensed Professional Counselor and Career Coach, Sr.
Career Development Center
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky 40292