Davis Serves as Interim Director of Diversity
October 13, 2021
Stan Davis ‘88, a consultant in diversity, equity, and inclusion services, has been retained to provide leadership in the area of diversity for the school over the next year, with the expectation that a permanent Director will be named by the end of the school year. This role is a foundational step in addressing the need for a comprehensive plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within our school.
Most recently, Davis has worked with school districts across the Midwest and serves as a consultant and advisor to the organization that represents over 400 school districts in Wisconsin.
Davis will be responsible for engaging multiple and diverse voices in the development of a comprehensive plan, providing support for students and faculty throughout the year, and spearheading the search process for a Director of Diversity at CDH.
He will also provide professional development for faculty and staff, oversee student affinity groups, and collaborate on policy review. He will work with Dr. Anton Treuer, the Dismantling Racism Steering Committee, and the Student Advisory Committee, which will continue to assess our school needs and work for progress. In his role, Davis will continue and enhance the work of the previous Diversity Coordinator, Aaron Benner, who left CDH for another position at the end of last year.
“Coming home to CDH to help it continue to be a place where all students are welcomed, supported, and can thrive is an honor and an opportunity for me to give back to a place that gave me so much,” said Davis. “I am enjoying working with CDH students, faculty, staff, and our broader community to do this important work and help us move forward as One CDH.”
“Cretin-Derham Hall needs a comprehensive Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) plan that reflects our mission and values and incorporates multiple perspectives,” explained Frank Miley, President. “We believe that a Director of Diversity will provide the appropriate focus and dedication to this work."
While a formal search process is slated to begin later this year, Miley noted that the work already started by the school must continue without delay. “The CDH community will benefit from the guidance and expertise of Stan Davis in this temporary but pivotal role,” he said.
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