INCLUSION, DIVERSITY, AND EQUITY IN AGRICULTURE
Nurturing Community, Cultivating Sustainability
Diversity is not a vision to move toward, but a reality we recognize and acknowledge
By celebrating the richness and diversity of our entire Ag Family, we know we can achieve excellence in our pursuits. We know we are better together, and an inclusive academic environment enhances everyone’s success.
We see and recognize the critical importance of being mindful and committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in our College. We welcome you where you are at and make sure you have the help you need so you can be successful at CSU.
Assistant Dean for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in Agriculture (IDEA)
Dr. Quatez Scott (pronouns: he/him) oversees the College of Agricultural Sciences’ strategic DEI efforts as the Assistant Dean for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in Agriculture (IDEA). This includes cultivating a community focused on fostering an inclusive work and learning environment and advancing student success so the next generation is adept at leading an increasingly diverse and complex agriculture and partnering with industry for innovative ways to serve our communities.
Dr. Scott is originally from Ohio where he earned his Bachelor of Arts at one of two colleges with agriculture programs in the state: Wilmington College. He earned a Master of Arts in Higher Education/Student Affairs at Eastern Michigan University (2015) and a Ph.D. in Foundations of Education: History of Education at The University of Toledo (2022). Dr. Scott has more than a decade of DEI experience in higher education as a strategist, instructor, and scholar.
Our College Embraces the CSU Principles of Community
The Principles of Community support the Colorado State University mission and vision of access, research, teaching, service and engagement. A collaborative, and vibrant community is a foundation for learning, critical inquiry, and discovery.
We follow five principles to build our CSU community:
- Social Justice
Each member of the CSU community has a responsibility to uphold these principles when engaging with one another and acting on behalf of the University.