The Office of Diversity Education and Inclusive Excellence

Created in July 2016, based on recommendations from the 21st Century Culture of Excellence and the President’s Diversity Steering Committees, the Office for Diversity Education and Inclusive Excellence is a functional area designed to support campus and community-wide diversity education and training.  This unit serves as a focal point for driving the University of Louisville’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion; which fundamentally advances our mission of achieving preeminence as a premier anti-racist metropolitan research university.  Innovation occurs when diversity is reflected in thought, perspective, and experience.  To this end, this unit is committed to fostering a community that strives towards inclusion and equity by:

  • Consulting individuals, departments/units, university leaders regarding best practices concerning diversity and inclusion
  • Providing resources to campus and community constituencies
  • Offering leadership and training opportunities to campus and community constituencies
  • Conducting workshops and training sessions regarding diversity, inclusion, and equity

Support Cultural, Equity & Inclusion initiatives!

On February 5, 2019, Marian Vasser conducted a Mandatory Implicit Bias training for JCPS teachers to combat race issues. Check out more on the training here! 

Meet Our Staff

Marian R. Vasser, M.Ed.
Director of Diversity Education and Inclusive Excellence
Executive Director of Diversity and Equity
242 Strickler Hall
502-852-2252 (o)