Annual Report 2021

Social upheaval across the country this last year highlights how important diversity and inclusion are. Diversity is one of NSU’s eight core values, and in 2021, we launched a two-pronged effort to show our commitment to enhancing and fostering an existing diverse, equitable, and inclusive atmosphere for students, faculty, and staff. The first part of our new effort is the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Office within our Office of Campus Life and Student Engagement. This student-focused office will accomplish meaningful goals in pursuit of these four principles. We also created a Belonging, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Advisory Council that includes faculty, staff, and administrative representatives from all colleges and administrative units at NSU. Together, these two bodies are dedicated to living NSU’s Core Values. As a necessary response to the pandemic, the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale launched the first phase of its new online collection catalog, which offers digital access to more than 2,000 of the 7,500 objects in the museum’s permanent collection. This digital resource is available to the public, scholars, and students. The museum also debuted three new exhibitions in the 2020 calendar year, running alongside four continuing exhibitions (Iké Udé: Select Portraits, William J. Glackens: From Pencil to Paint, Erin N. Mack: Lemme Walk Across the Room, and The New Woman: Recent Acquisitions). In this past year, the university advanced its commitment to our veterans with the creation of the NSU Military Affairs Office. This new office is a hub for veterans and military-affiliated students, including for the Army ROTC and other commissioning programs. NSU is also dedicated to recruiting, retaining, and graduating more veterans and military-affiliated students with innovative academic programs, holistic resources/services, and more commissioning and scholarship opportunities. NSU has been