Building on the knowledge gained in Part I of our Diversity & Inclusion Workshop Series , Part II continues the discussion regarding the important role leaders play in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion. On Jan. 26, 2021 Cheree Meeks, Ed.D led an engaging presentation focused on strengthening leadership skills, developing a personal plan of action and examining how the source of communication impacts the narrative and message.  

Takeaways from this presentation include:

  • Reviewing inclusive leadership skills
  • Tips for inviting others to share their experiences
  • Personal strategies for impacting diversity, equity and inclusion

About the presenter:

Cheree L. Meeks, Ed.D.

Dr. Cheree Meeks is the Assistant Dean for Programs, Diversity & Inclusion in the Honors College at the University of Arizona. She leads the Honors College efforts and initiatives to create and foster a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment in the college. This includes assessment to guide intentional development of programs and experiences to address recruitment, access, support, and retention of underrepresented students, faculty, and staff. Dr. Meeks incorporates equity and inclusion-based student affairs practice to review policies, procedures, and practices that contribute to a culture of inclusion.

Dr. Meeks serves as Chair of the Honors College Diversity and Inclusive Excellence committee and Chair Emerita of the UA Commission on the Status of Women. Dr. Meeks has been the recipient of campus and community awards, including being named 2018 40 Under 40 Woman of the Year, SafeCats Difference of One Award, the Peter Likins Inclusive Excellence Award, and the Black Girl Vibranium Woman of the Year 2018 Award. Dr. Meeks is currently the Vice President of the NAACP Tucson Branch and serves on Tucson Mayor Regina Romero’s Racial Equity and Justice Advisory Council. Dr. Meeks loves the show Law & Order.