Marquette seeks to be an inclusive campus that welcomes colleagues from all walks of life. A diverse community strengthens our ability to think dynamically, helps us to respond more effectively to an increasingly global and interconnected society, and enriches the educational experience of all our students. But more importantly, Marquette strives to embody our Catholic, Jesuit ethos through the advancement of equity and justice – which we can and should do by starting with our own campus practices.
Decision-makers at every level of the institution can contribute to these efforts by examining their processes and prioritizing changes that will disrupt the status quo. A more intentional approach from search committees across campus will result in small but important wins that, in aggregate, can add up to substantial change, shaping our community and positioning our campus to be an innovative leader in higher education far into the future.