Created Equal: How We Can Form A More Perfect Union

Being antiracist is fighting against racism. COEHD holds the value that diversity, equity and inclusion are key components of everything we do in our college and should reflect how citizens of our country should embrace one another.

A message from the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion:

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As the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion and Undergraduate programs at the College of Education and Human Development, my goal is to promote the creation of an inclusive and equitable climate in the college for all. I joined the University of Nevada, Reno in 2006 as an Assistant Professor of Multicultural Education. In addition to teaching the undergraduate multicultural education class, I teach numerous graduate-level classes. I am the co-founder of the Master’s Degree and the doctoral strand in Equity and Diversity in Education. My research spans from K-12 where I study the social and academic integration of newcomer immigrant/refugee students to higher education where I explore the experiences of underrepresented groups of students. My goal is always to translate research findings into policies and practices that recognize, validate, and empower all those involved.

It is my strong belief that the work in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is a collective effort. As such, I aim to engage with students, faculty, staff and community members to identify and counteract challenges and build bridges to inclusion, growth and belonging. I realize that COVID-19 has posed challenges to all of us – and to some more than others. As we are looking into the new academic year, I would like to invite all to work together to counteract old and new challenges and aim to promote understanding and authentic connection.

Members of the college’s community will most likely be hearing from me with requests to share their experiences by participating in surveys or interviews and to take part in community-building activities. I would encourage them to participate all to the extent that they want/can.

My voice. My citizenship.

"My grandfather actually owned land that was given to him and there were whites who wanted the land, and so they would raise taxes, force him not to be able to pay for the land and really, they succeeded, and with succeeding what happened is that it changed the course of my family forever."

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College of Education & Human Development Diversity and Support

40% 40% of students in the College of Education & Human Development self-identify as Students of Color.
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78% 78% of the College's student population is female.
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$256,921 Student scholarship support is a critical component for the college and our students.
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90% 90% of DFS graduates have some higher education beyond High School, with over 30% earning more than $40,000 per year.
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Leading by example.

The College of Education & Human Development is actively engaged in the areas of diversity. equity, and inclusion aiming to enhance recognition, validation, and empowerment for everyone from an early age.

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KaPreace Young is a College of Education & Human Development alumni who is currently pursuing a master's degree in Higher Education Administration. Her inspirational story and professional journey is what makes our school push even further to become a world-class College of Education & Human Development. Listen to how she overcame her challenges with the help of our College and the University.