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As part of the university’s ongoing emphasis on making Missouri S&T a welcoming environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors, the office of human resource services, Affirmative Action, diversity and inclusion has been renamed the office of human resources, equity and inclusion. In addition, Shenethia Manuel, who has led the office since joining S&T in 2008, has been named vice chancellor of human resources, equity and inclusion. These changes are effective immediately.
“Our entire campus community benefits from a climate that respects individual needs, abilities and potential, and is characterized by equal access for all regardless of cultural differences,” says Chancellor Cheryl B. Schrader. “Under Shenethia Manuel’s direction, the office of human resources, equity and inclusion will continue to take a leading role in making Missouri S&T a more vibrant, welcoming place to learn and work. I thank Shenethia and her team for their ongoing efforts to foster this inclusive environment.”
The office of human resources, equity and inclusion is responsible for S&T’s human resources, diversity and inclusion initiatives; Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity oversight and planning; equity issues; and oversight of the university’s Title IX compliance. As S&T’s chief diversity officer, Manuel also serves as the liaison to the Chancellor’s Committee on African American Recruitment and Retention and serves as chair of the Chancellor’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. In addition, she and the chief diversity officers of the other University of Missouri System campuses are working together on systemwide initiatives to strengthen diversity and inclusion on all campuses and at the UM System.