U of Texas's LBJ School creates Office of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

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December 14, 2021

The University of Texas at Austin's Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs has renamed its Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. It will now be known as the Office of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) with civil rights scholar Dr. Peniel Joseph and community leader Estevan Delgado serving as its inaugural associate dean and director for JEDI, respectively.

Dr. Peniel Joseph and Estevan DelgadoThe founding director of UT's Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (CSRD), Joseph will serve on the dean's executive leadership team to uphold the LBJ School's commitments to JEDI, focusing on "teaching a diverse student body, attracting and retaining diverse faculty, and refining curriculum and pedagogical innovations that better enable students to study, recognize and reduce discrimination and inequity."

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