UMass Dartmouth Chancellor Divina Grossman says the university's new Diversity Council will report directly to her and make recommendations on issues of race and inclusion.

Their priorities include better recruitment and retention of diverse faculty members, a review of curriculum so graduates can function in a diverse society, and implementing diversity and inclusion training across the campus.

The Chancellor says the campus has work to do. "We have to work harder because this is not going to happpen overnight. For us to get from here to there, we have to be committed and focused and tenacious because change is difficult to implement," said Grossman.

The 16-member Diversity Council includes faculty, students and community members . The panel is co-chaired by Cynthia Cummings, the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, and the Dean of the School of Law, Mary Lu Bilek.

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