• Featured Diversity Speaker

    Join us for the 2019 installment of UMB's Diversity Speaker Series, sponsored by the Diversity Advisory Council. This year's speaker is Steven K. Ragsdale, MSL ’17, consultant and former hospital administrator.

    Register for his event

  • Alishia Parkhill

    Featured DAC Spotlight


    UMB Graduate School student in MS in Health and Social Innovation program uses her personal experience with life-threatening illness to help those facing death.

    Read her story

  • Redeem the Dream

    Angela Alsobrooks, JD ’96, challenges UMB audience to fight for equality and justice at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month celebration. Read the story.

  • 2019 MLK Diversity Recognition Awards

    The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Recognition Award honors an individual or group achievements in the areas of diversity and inclusiveness. Click here to read about the 2019 winners.

  • Meet the members of the Diversity Advisory Council

    Meet the members of the Diversity Advisory Council

  • Observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    The annual event draws attention to employment barriers that still need to be addressed.

  • LGBTQ+ History Month

    UMB  encourages honesty, openness, and celebration, while creating opportunities for LGBTQ+ individuals and their allies.

  • USM Response to DACA Termination

    Read the letter from Chancellor Robert L. Caret to the Maryland congressional delegation regarding support for DACA.

The mission of UMB’s Diversity Advisory Council (DAC) is to provide recommendations to the president that promote the University’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  

The DAC will seek to fulfill its mission through the following goals:

• Identify opportunities within and outside the University that enhance training and professional development in valuing diversity and cultural competency.

• Identify and recommend opportunities to improve standards, practices, and procedures to create a campus culture of inclusion and equity

• Recognize exemplary practices, programs, and individuals that embody a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

• Ensure that the achievement of diversity, equity, and inclusion are guiding principles in every aspect of the University’s initiatives.


2019 MLK Diversity Award Winners

Visit the 2019 MLK Diversity Award Winners webpage to read full stories about the award recipients.