OU Libraries Timeline: administration
1989: OU Affirmative Action
According to May 10th Board of Trustees Meeting minutes
, Dr. John De Carlo, Vice President of Government Affairs, motioned the Board to approve an affirmative action policy that would facilitate diversity among the University's staff and faculty. The motion was approved.
1990: Mission: Unity
consisting of students, staff, and alumni, was formed to discuss racial issues. Marc Allen Payne, a senior, was its founding president. The organization was later renamed Cross-roads. (11 July 1990 Board of Trustees minutes
1992: Origins of Center for Multicultural Initiatives
Approximately 150 African-American students conducted a sit-in at President Sandra Packard's office, in protest of lack of an office for minority affairs. This action resulted in the creation of an Office for Minority Equity a year later. Glenn McIntosh was appointed Director In January 1994 (OU Senate Minutes, January 13, 1994
OME was later renamed the Center for Multicultural Initiatives.
Photos courtesy of the Oakland University Archives.
/ Updated on
February 18, 2014