Rome Sentinel: Mohawk Valley college presidents share approaches to DEI, overcoming challenges
“What we are trying to reflect,” said Laursen, “is that – in a very believable, credible and concrete way – the learning outcomes in our curriculum manifest these values.”
Like Utica College, SUNY Poly has recently brought on board Dr. Mark Montgomery – himself a Poly alum – as its inaugural Diversity Equity and Inclusion Officer, a.k.a Chief Diversity Officer.
Mohawk Valley area colleges look ahead amid challenges
"SUNY Poly’s Laursen expressed gratitude for how much he learned from the students themselves about what they needed to successfully navigate and emerge from the Covid-19 crisis.
Q & A
"Questions posed by those attending the virtual roundtable included Laursen being applauded as a welcome addition to SUNY Poly’s leadership, so when would they finally take the word “Acting” off of his title and confirm him as the institution’s president proper."