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Each school has a multicultural affairs officer who responds to the day-to-day needs and concerns of underrepresented students. This individual works closely with the Division of Multicultural Affairs in promoting our mission of student support and motivational systems. Representatives meet of this committee meet regularly to discuss diversity initiatives and inclusive efforts promoted by the respective school. The Division of Multicultural Affairs Liaison Working Group includes:
Multicultural Enhancement Committee
The Multicultural Enhancement Committee is a diverse team of leaders from the medical center which provide direction and a shared vision with responsibility to recommend and promote policies, programs and other initiatives that will attract and retain a diverse mix of faculty, staff and students. The committee also promotes broad based knowledge about the importance of diversity and health equity through education and action.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Division of Multicultural Affairs have a long-standing relationship with Tougaloo College, a private, historically black, liberal arts institution, accessible to all persons regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion or creed. The college prepares students to be imaginative, self-directed, lifelong learners and mindful thinkers, committed to leadership and services in a global society by offering a high quality liberal studies program.
The Division of Multicultural Affairs recruits students for its pipeline programs from area middle schools and high schools. We work closely with counselors and teachers in promoting secondary education and stimulate interest in pursuing careers in the health care profession.
Multicultural Affairs faculty and staff are committed to increasing their intellectual capital through networking and professional development. Below is a listing of the professional organizations and memberships held by staff members:
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