Shaping Colby’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

“Given the way our country is just shifting and changing so much, higher education has a responsibility to be responsive…I saw Colby as a place that wanted to be responsive to that and as a place that was really interested in investing and innovating in [DEI].” – Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Tayo Clyburn  

During a live, virtual event on June 29, Dean of the College Karlene Burrell-McRae ’94 hosted Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Tayo Clyburn to reflect on Clyburn’s pathway to and first year on Mayflower Hill; the College’s ongoing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts; and the important opportunities that lie ahead. 

From the incredible on-campus impact of its student leaders to the growing and innovative staff of the Pugh Center, the development of DEI components throughout student orientation, the College’s partnership with the Restorative Justice Project of Maine, and so much more, Colby is building the blocks of real change through its commitment to community and collaboration.

Under Clyburn’s leadership, Colby is looking forward with its faculty, staff, students, alumni, family, and friends to realize its mission to be a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community that continues to grow together.