Keith Jenkins, vice president and associate provost, Diversity and Inclusion joined RIT assistant professor of photography and award winning photographer Joshua Rashaad McFadden in conversation at the Eastman Museum last month. They discussed McFadden’s multimedia exhibit “Evidence” which focuses on his images of Black men and was inspired by Frederick Douglass’ newspaper, The North Star. The event was presented in conjunction with McFadden’s exhibition Joshua Rashaad McFadden: I Believe I'll Run On, which runs through June 19th.
Taj Smith, director of Diversity Education, has been selected to serve as the community member co-facilitator on the Pittsford Central School District's Inclusivity Advisory Committee. "This committee provides guidance to the Superintendent of Schools regarding systems, structures, policies, regulations and experiences related to inclusivity. The purpose of the Inclusivity Advisory Committee is to ensure that PCSD is a place where students, families and staff feel a sense of acceptance, connectedness, and validation; a place where diversity and differences are viewed as strengths."
Congratulations to Kate Torrey on her promotion to senior program director, CSTEP, McNair and LSAMP. She assumed this new position February 4th. Torrey came to RIT in 2010, initially as a real-time captionist in Access Services (NTID). Two years later she joined the McNair Scholars and LSAMP program as a graduate assistant while working on her master’s degree. In the last decade, Torrey has held successive titles with McNair and LSAMP: program assistant, program coordinator, assistant director, and in 2018, she was named director. She says of her new leadership role, “It is so rewarding to walk alongside our students as they work toward their educational and career goals. I’m thankful RIT has given me the opportunity to serve more students by growing our CSTEP program and its resources.”