May 2, 2011

Diversity Leadership Council seeks membership nominations

The Johns Hopkins Institutions Diversity Leadership Council, which advises the president and senior leadership on diversity issues, is in the process of identifying new faculty, staff and students to serve as members.

Among the council’s responsibilities are recommending and promoting policies, programs and other initiatives that will attract and retain a diverse mix of faculty, staff and students; examining structures and processes that inhibit JHI from being more inclusive and recommending changes; promoting diversity awareness education; supporting the personal growth and development of all individuals in the university; and establishing a liaison with Baltimore community leaders to encourage greater community involvement by divisions of Johns Hopkins Institutions.

New members will serve a three-year term with a time commitment of four to six hours a month. Participation requires a commitment to diversity and inclusion, the ability to collaborate with a broad spectrum of individuals from the Johns Hopkins community and attendance at monthly meetings.

Self-nominations are encouraged from all levels of Johns Hopkins Institutions.

Nominations must be received by Friday, May 20, and must include the 2011 DLC membership nomination form, a biography of the nominee and a brief description of the nominee’s reason for wishing to serve on the council. Applications can be submitted online at For more information on the DLC, go to www