UNM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Institute

Dr. Jozi De Leon, VP for Equity and Inclusion, is pleased to host representatives from New Mexico 2-year, 4-year, and Tribal Institutions, at the 1st Annual Higher Education Diversity Summit, on June 6th, 2014 at the UNM Pete McDavid Lounge -- The Pit (Southeast side of building, closest to University Boulevard).

Purpose of Summit:

To initiate discussions about how New Mexico's institutions of higher education can serve an increasingly diverse student population. This includes enrollment by race/ethnic groups in increasing numbers, meeting the needs of New Mexico's diverse groups, gender shifts of the college-going population from majority male to female, LGBT and non-traditional student needs, veterans returning to college and increasing access for individuals with disabilities, and a focus on internalization.

Expected Outcomes:

  1. Participants will gain insight from national and state data.
  2. Participants will identify what the needs may be on their campuses.
  3. Participants will establish strategies for how they might address diversity and engage internal and external communities in those conversations.
  4. Participants will determine how they will continue to engage in additional conversations with NM institutions of higher education to address diversity, equity, and inclusion.


June 6th, 2014, UNM Arena (Pete McDavid Lounge -- Southeast side of building, closest to University Boulevard)

  •  9:00 am - 10:00 am:    Registration/ Breakfast/ Networking
  • 10:00 am - 10:30 am:   Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am:  "Why is the Discussion on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Important for New Mexico Institutions of Higher Education?"
  • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm:   Lunch
  • 12:00 pm -  1:00 pm:   Lunch Panel - "State and Local Perspectives on Diversity in Higher Education"
  •   1:00 pm -  2:00 pm:   Round Table Discussions
  •   2:15 pm -  3:00 pm:   Report Out / Next Steps

Hotel Information

Special rates are available at the following hotels with close proximity to the University of New Mexico:

Crowne Plaza - Albuquerque
1901 University Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
Book online or call:1-877-270-1393
Rate: $83 per night (CODE: IL56U)
Book Online - Crowne Plaza

Embassy Suites Albuquerque - Hotel & Spa
1000 Woodward Place NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102, USA
TEL: 1-505-245-7100
FAX: 1-505-247-1083
Rate: $124 per night* (CODE: UNMBT)
(*Includes complimentary breakfast and evening reception)
Book Online - Embassy Suites