MCA Announces the Campus Climate Committee

Contact: Carrie Corbett VP for Communications & Marketing (901)272-5111

May 12, 2016

Memphis College of Art Announces the Formation of the Campus Climate Committee

MCA would like to announce the formation of the new Campus Climate Committee. This committee is dedicated to the college’s objective of creating a safe and welcoming environment for all MCA students, faculty, and staff. Through observation and assessment of campus climate on issues such as diversity, inclusion, and equity, the committee will enable MCA to further its commitment to intercultural understanding and facilitate social equality on campus. The scope of this committee will cover matters related to race, class, faith, gender, sexual orientation, and mental/physical ability. The committee will provide space for dialogue on relevant issues and suggest recommendations to the college in support of making MCA a safe, accessible, and inclusive learning and working environment for all.

The committee consists of Dr. Lucienne Auz (chair), Les Pearson, Susan Miller, Haley Morris-Cafiero, Sylvia Page, Joe Morzuch and student representatives. The larger MCA community will be invited to join the committee during open forums. We anticipate many opportunities for discussions and activities to occur in the upcoming semester.

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