TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF DIVERSITY OFFICERS IN HIGHER EDUCATION WELCOMES YOU
The Texas Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education is a chapter of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education and is aimed at leading higher education toward inclusive excellence through institutional change as well as supporting our membership of professionals through support and community.
Message from the Chair
Dr. Sherri Benn
Message from the Chair:
I hope your fall semester is off to a safe and fruitful start. I pray that you are faring as well as you possibly can and have are in good health given all that has been transpiring nationally as well as globally. I am aware that there have been losses of family, friends, and colleagues among us due to the pandemic. I know that some of our communities have been disproportionately impacted by COVID and I extend a heart of compassion to all members of our TADOHE family who are struggling and grieving.
These are indeed challenging times for our campus communities, as well as our nation, given all the complexities with which we are faced. We are not only trying to persist during the COVID-19 epidemic, the US is at the crossroads of an existential moment during a polarizing electoral season compounded by the historical seeds of racial injustice that continue to exact a disparate toll on the lives of far too many BIPOC. Continue Reading
LETTER FROM NADOHE PRESIDENT
Pain. This last week has been one of utter pain. Deep in the soul pain. Watching cities burn. Calling out the names of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. Watching horrified as protesters and law enforcement collide--riot gear, tear gas, rubber bullets, and burning buildings--lives lost.
Trauma. It is unceasing. I was talking to a 25-year old Black man who told me if he had been present while the police officer was kneeling on the neck of George Floyd as he was dying he would have pushed the officer off of him. I said what I felt in my heart, “and you would have been killed.”
-Paulette Granberry Russell, J.D.
Committed to the Cause
The Board Members of the Texas Association of Diversity Officers in Higher are working to advance our mission and the goals of our national organization, NADOHE. We’re very proud of the diversity of our team, and their abilities to contribute their own unique experience and skills to our success. Find out more about some of our team members below.
The Connections Committee was busy at work at our state meeting developing strategies and opportunities to connect to diversity professionals throughout the great State of Texas. Connections is just one of several committees you can join.
The connections committee represents the organization to the community; enhances the organization's image, including communications with the press.
BOARD MEMBER, DR. JOBI MARTINEZ & ONE OF TADOHE'S FOUNDERS, MS. LONICA BUSH
Dr. Jobi Martinez, Chair of Communications, and Ms. Bush, member of the Connections Committee, are enjoying a bit of social time at the TADOHE Fall Reception, hosted by the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
With us since our founding, Lonica Bush is one of our veteran team members. She and Dr. Martinez bring their years of experience and skills to the forefront in helping our organization grow and succeed.
ADVANCING DIVERSITY & INCLUSION THROUGH INVOLVEMENT
We Can Make a Difference
Your support is important to our work and our work is important to your campus community. Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to do some good.
Our organization always appreciates the support and involvement of people like you, with all resources going towards making Texas Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education an even better Professional Organization than it already is.
TADOHE's most valuable resource is our membership. Individual membership has its benefits and is just $75, with a 50% discount for NADOHE members. Your individual membership gives you access to our TADOHE Connections network of contact information for diversity professionals throughout the State of Texas, our Members-only Portal of diversity-related job opportunities in addition to all of TADOHE's professional development opportunities.
Your individual membership goes with you wherever you go. So if you move to a new city or are in pursuit of new professional opportunities, your membership We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.
This is one of the simplest ways to join our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for all members of the Higher Education Community to actively get involved. Institutional Membership is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work of the Texas Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education.
When your campus becomes a member of TADOHE, we support your institution with a number of outstanding benefits such as free registration for all state meetings, organization training, workshops, and professional development (i.e. Title IX, legal & legislative updates, best practices for diversity and inclusive excellence, crisis management, etc.). In addition, your campus members are given a discounted rate for our summer conference. As an added benefit, your campus can request our on-site diversity and inclusion training & development workshop for upper-level administrators at no cost.
Get in touch with any questions about how you can Partner with Us today.
JOIN A COMMITTEE
Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Volunteer Your Time and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to contribute while enhancing your professional skills and portfolio. It’s a great way to contribute to our cause of diversity and inclusive excellence, and every little bit counts towards paving the path for a better tomorrow. Get in touch with us today for more details about how you can help.
MAKE A DONATION
Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Texas Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education an even better Professional Organization than it already is. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.