Executive Vice President and Provost Thanassis Rikakis recognized and thanked Dr. C.L. Bohannon for his contributions to VT’s recent Inclusion and Diversity charrette. Dr. Bohannon worked with the Provost’s Office and the Office of the Vice Provost for Inclusion and Diversity to design and lead a four hour process that engaged more than 70 faculty, staff, and students. He is clearly an example of how scholarly knowledge can be integrated with practical concerns of inclusion and diversity and utilized to explore some of the university’s most significant issues.
Virginia Tech is committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students and is taking bold actions in creating a more inclusive university. These actions will enable all members of our community to feel confident in expressing their differences, knowing that these varied perspectives constitute a rich and invigorating learning environment. To realize this future, we must see inclusion and diversity not simply as an add-on, but as a hallmark of excellence engrained into the fabric of Virginia Tech.
“Dr. Bohannon has provided valuable leadership in realizing our envisioned future, and we commend him for his contributions.” Provost Rikakis