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Diversity & Inclusion

members of the Krannert student community

Purpose Statement

We aspire to be a leading business school in welcoming diverse individuals from all backgrounds.  We will make concerted investments to engage, retain and develop diversity in our faculty, staff and student bodies while increasing equity and inclusion in our programs and curriculum.

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Krannert School of Management provides vision, intellectual leadership, coordination, and planning to achieve excellence with diversity throughout  Krannert.   Our collective effort is to work collaboratively with Krannert faculty, staff and students to develop  school-wide  goals that uphold a shared belief in equity, respect, and belonging. The mission of the committee is to create an enriching and supportive climate that facilitates success in all members of the community. The Committee will be comprised of four faculty, four staff members, and two students.  Terms will be for three years.   The specific responsibilities of the committee are:

  • Serves as the liaison to the Office of the Vice Provost of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Advises the Dean of the Krannert School on issues and fiscal resources that relate to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Develops an annual action plan that supports excellence in diversity in the Krannert School
  • Conducts benchmark assessment of Krannert diversity initiatives against peer schools on campus and the broader business school community
  • Effectively manages the fiscal resources allocated to school diversity initiatives
  • Publicizes and encourages participation in events on campus organized by the Office of the Vice Provost of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Supports and monitors membership policies of Krannert student organizations to insure compliance with University policies
  • Works with faculty to increase integration of diversity issues in the curriculum and programs offered by the school
  • Ensure that students and faculty have a way to report behaviors that are inconsistent with Purdue University’s Non-Discrimination Policy Statement.
  • Krannert School of Management Department Race Report

2019-2020 Diversity and Inclusion Committee

  • Charlene Sullivan (Co-Chair), Management Faculty
  • Darren Henry, Managing Director, Cornell Bell Business Opportunity Program
  • Meara Habashi, Director, Brock Wilson Center for Women in Management
  • Susan Watts, Management  Faculty
  • Steve Martin, Economics Faculty
  • Henry Williams (Co-Chair), OBHR Faculty
  • Wendy Dukes, Director, Corporate Stewardship & Alumni Engagement
  • Jennifer Highland, Staff, Krannert Professional Development Center
  • Max Field Marquardt , Undergraduate Student
  • Roderick Henderson, MBA Student
  • Sameer Borwankar, PhD student
  • Kyle Wallace
  • Mark Gaines
  • Tim Bond
  • Laurie Brose
  • Connie Reckowsky

Darren L. Henry, Director of Diversity Initiatives and Managing Director, BOP Program
Krannert Building, Suite 361
Email:  Phone:  (765) 494-6602


Meara Habashi, Director, Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Management
Krannert Building, Room 357