Emory Report
April 9, 2007
Volume 59, Number 26

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April 9, 2007
Law school establishes office of diversity, community

by tim hussey

Emory School of Law has established the Office of Diversity and Community Initiatives to strengthen the development of programming and engagement with issues related to diversity and community building.
Lynell Cadray has been appointed chief diversity officer for the School of Law. She will lead the school in its diversity and community initiatives and will serve as the liaison to Emory’s Office of Diversity and Community, which works to implement the diversity initiatives set forth in the University’s strategic plan.

“The Office of Diversity and Community Initiatives gives Emory Law the opportunity to further strengthen our community by providing a focus for planning a culturally diverse array of activities,” said Law School Dean David Partlett. “As part of its strategic plan, the Emory community is exploring the critical issues of diversity, race and difference. Through the establishment of this office, we hope to bring this community-wide initiative into our work here at Emory Law.”

Cadray currently serves as assistant dean for admission and financial aid and will assume leadership for the Office of Diversity and Community Initiatives in addition to her current responsibilities.

The Office of Diversity and Community Initiatives will work collaboratively with other departments as well as with all members of the School of Law community concerning issues that are important to underrepresented groups at Emory and beyond.

As part of these efforts, the Office of Diversity and Community Initiatives will work closely with the dean’s office to establish the Dean’s Diversity Committee. Committee members will focus on research, collaboration and initiatives to engage the Emory Law community in open dialogue about issues related to diversity in the legal profession.