DEI strategy

(Unsolicited) Advice for New Board Members

May 17, 2024 / Comments Off on (Unsolicited) Advice for New Board Members

Over the past several years there has been a collective, concerted effort in Greater Philadelphia and elsewhere to broaden the composition of for-profit and nonprofit corporate boards. This has resulted in more diverse boards with more heterogeneous representation in terms of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, national origin, geography (thanks in part to the option […]

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Establishing a Best Path Forward Toward Private University-Community Relations

March 15, 2024 / Comments Off on Establishing a Best Path Forward Toward Private University-Community Relations

Private universities now understand the positive shared successes interwoven between higher education institutions and their respective municipalities. Some would say the best answer to create shared prosperity lies in Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT)—voluntary contributions from tax-exempt private nonprofits, serving as alternatives to traditional property tax obligations. Most PILOTs are paid by private universities […]

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Racism: A Cancer in America

August 4, 2023 / Comments Off on Racism: A Cancer in America

Years ago, I remember hearing or possibly reading about racism as a cancer in the United States. I find myself reflecting on my generation’s (Baby Boomer) experience with racism as it now appears that generations of African Americans remember the historical hate crimes that were impactful to their respective generation. As an African American man, […]

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Universities and Hospitals Rubrics

September 9, 2022 / Comments Off on Universities and Hospitals Rubrics

University Environmental Scans in an Era of Unprecedented Uncertainty Demand is up for university environmental scans because institutions need to understand the shifting landscape in which they compete. Soaring student loan debt has caused students, families, and lawmakers alike to relitigate the value proposition and financial mechanics of paying for a four-year degree. A proliferation […]

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Why Your DEI Strategy Can’t Wait!

December 11, 2020 / Comments Off on Why Your DEI Strategy Can’t Wait!

It is well known that “Adversity does not build character, it reveals it.” The adversity we have faced as a nation through the Coronavirus Pandemic has revealed the challenges that we still face around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). These challenges must be addressed if companies and organizations are to thrive in the future. CNN […]

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