OU Libraries Timeline: staff
1981: Black Profiles Booklet
Dean of Students, Manuel H. Pierson, approves the production of "Oakland University Black Profiles," a booklet of OU African American student leaders, faculty, and staff. Distributed on October 27, 1981, this publication was compiled to facilitate solidarity and academic success within the OU African American student population.
Image: OU Kresge Library Archives
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
2004: LGBTQIA Employee Resource Group
OU employees establish Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Ally Employee Resource Group (LGBTQIA
). The group's mission is to " to foster an inclusive, open campus community, and to advance equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex and allied people.
" LGBTQIA notes that its mission also "support[s] the diversity and full inclusion and achievements of [the OU] student body."
Image: LGBTQIA Employee Resource Group
Photos courtesy of the Oakland University Archives.
/ Updated on
February 18, 2014