Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
At Wharton Center, we feel a profound sense of responsibility to the mission of our founders to bring the arts to the entire community and to be a space where people can be their authentic selves. We recognize the arts are a catalyst for connection that can bring forward positive change.
We are committed to:
- Engaging artists who contribute to the strength of our community
- Celebrating the lived experiences of every individual
- Supporting your access to the transformative power of live performing arts
The performing arts are a dimension of culture that, when meaningfully exposed, provide you with a more meaningful existence on this planet.
Dr. Clifton and Dolores Wharton
The goal of the Wharton Center Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is to help Wharton Center staff create a safe and welcoming community for all students, faculty, staff, and the general public.
Priorities include assistance in providing programming that advocates a sense of belonging, developing policies and procedures for ensuring a safe and hospitable environment, assisting in the recruiting efforts of diverse candidates for open staff positions, and identifying learning opportunities for the continued development of Wharton Center staff and volunteers. The committee will work closely with Wharton Center's volunteer leadership, including the Advisory Council, to create positive change.
Marvin McKinney, Chair
Outreach & Engagement Strategic Investment,
Michigan State University
MSU Federal Credit Union
Dungy Technology Services LLC
MSU Health Team
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Community Affairs Administrator
City of East Lansing
Redhead Design Studio
Miner-Swartz Editing & Consulting
Office of Rehabilitation and Disabilities Studies
MSU College of Education
House of Representatives