Established two years ago, the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access grants are designed to give members of the campus community an opportunity to develop and implement ideas that extend our mission and bring better focus to our diversity goals. This year, 26 proposals were read and evaluated. Nine proposals were selected for funding for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Among them was “NMSU National Disability Awareness Week Conference,” submitted by Jeanine Cook, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering; Phil King, professor of civil engineering; Randy Larry, program manager for Reaching the Pinnacle; and Elissa Poel, associate professor of special education and communicative disorders. The goal of the conference is to educate our campus about responsibilities in working with persons with disabilities, as well as resources available to assist students, faculty and staff.