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Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in Agriculture

In alignment with our strategic plan, the College of Agricultural Sciences is making investments in people, programs and places that serve to guide the college forward. Building upon CSU’s strong leadership in inclusive excellence, there is an opportunity to formalize and elevate existing efforts toward nurturing a diverse, inclusive and equitable environment for the college’s faculty, staff, students and external constituents. 

Gift of Inclusion

Propelled by a gift from alumnus Steve Hillard is IDEA – Inclusion, Diversity and Equity in Agriculture. Hillard’s investment in the IDEA initiative will fund the hire of an experienced director to work in close collaboration with university and industry partners to develop strategies, policies and programming that will position the college as a model for its peers and the greater agricultural community. 

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Steve’s investment honors Dr. Bernard Rollin as a remarkable teacher, thought leader and friend. We are grateful for Steve’s generosity because it enables inclusive pathways in agricultural careers for our students and promotes an ethic of inclusive excellence in our community. Steve’s legacy betters tomorrow for everyone.

James Pritchett

Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences