“Women of color are told youʼre not focused, you donʼt understand your role, disappointment is expressed about your outcomes”
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She claims this was a toxic work environment. We recently saw something similar happen at Yale Nursing School. What’s going on here?
Inside Higher Ed reports:
CU Colorado Springs Diversity Chief Says She Was Pushed Out
Andrea Herrera, who was associate vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, said she was pushed out of her position after multiple disagreements with Chancellor Venkat Reddy about the resources that the university should put into its diversity and inclusion goals, according to The Denver Post.
In a letter to faculty members, Herrera wrote that Reddy created an “increasingly toxic workplace environment,” the Post reported. Herrera told the Post she was not supported in her position and did not have other staff members in her office for 13 months. She said her experience is an example of universities claiming they are committed to diversity and inclusion but lacking dedicated resources and failing to support staff members of color in that area.
“Women of color are told youʼre not focused, you donʼt understand your role, disappointment is expressed about your outcomes,” Herrera told the Post. “This is a bigger story about whether universities are really committed to diversity or if itʼs just superficial lip service.”
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