Diversity Affairs

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Overview

The Office of Diversity Affairs, established in 2001, supports an inclusive learning environment for the diverse student body at the Leeds School. The office maintains a focus on underrepresented undergraduate experiences and is dedicated to fostering and maintaining partnerships with alumni and businesses through outreach efforts and programs.

The Office of Diversity Affairs supports:

Outreach/Pipeline Initiatives

  • CU-Boulder/Leeds Diversity Symposium: the premier facilitation and leadership forum open to all designed to address regional and national economic and workforce development challenges.
    View the recorded presentations from the 2011 Symposium
    (requires Microsoft Silverlight)
  • Business Leadership Program: a one week business intensive program that exposes high school students, who are juniors and seniors to the full experience of being a CU-Boulder student within Leeds
  • Junior Business Leadership Program - five day business leadership experience designed to create a pathway toward our Business Leadership Program and provide access to higher education.

Undergraduate Student Development

  • Diverse Scholars Program: provides academic advising, peer mentoring, professional networking and community building events to foster individual growth and strong relationships building.
    • Peer Mentoring
    • Second Year Experience
    • Academic Study Labs
    • Academic Resources/Tutoring

In addition to these programs and opportunities the office also partners with the McNeil academic program, LEAD Alliance and other campus groups and has strong alumni and corporate interest and connections.


Leeds Diverse Scholars Program save the dates spring 2014:

Schedule Mid-Semester Meetings BY Fri. February 21

Mid-Semester Meeting with Completed Progress Reports February 24-28th

Community Building Activity Wed. March 19th

Resume (PDF version) Mon. March 17

Academic Awards and Graduation Recognition Banquet Fri. April 25th

Leeds Recognition Ceremony Thurs. May 8

May Commencement Fri. May 9

Business Leadership Program

Diverse Scholars Program

Diversity Scholars

The Diverse Scholars Program focuses on comprehensive student development through a variety of group and individual interactions with program participants. DSP is built on four strategic pillars: academic achievement, educational excellence, career development and community outreach. Each of these areas is specifically designed to allow students to be both leaders and learners as they progress throughout their undergraduate experience. Intensive academic advising, peer mentoring, professional networking, community building events and other student lead activities foster individual growth and strong relationships building.

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Peer Mentoring

The Diverse Scholars Peer Mentoring Program grew out of the development of the Leeds Diverse Scholars Program in 2001. Juniors and Seniors are matched with incoming DSP students in their first year to help them transition from high school to college. Mentors act as a resource and role model in the areas of academics, education, leadership, and professional development. To become a mentor, students must be active members in the Diverse Scholars community.

Mentorship is the cornerstone of the Diverse Scholars Program, which provides leadership opportunities for upperclassmen to engage and build meaningful relationships with first year students as they support and lead programming initiatives.

Meet the mentors

Junior Business Leadership Program

The Junior Business Leadership Program (BLP Jr.) is a middle school 5-day summer program that pushes 7th and 8th graders to be creative and successful in a team environment. BLP, Jr. is a fun and engaging academic, educational, and career exposure program designed to improve the academic potential of high achieving low income students. Student teams participate in responding to a case challenge by developing and presenting their results in entrepreneurial focused project format. Middle school students interact with current college students, faculty, staff and members from the Boulder business community.

This program launched June 6th and teamed up with 25 of Denver Public Schools’ best students associated with the Skinner Neighborhood Center. This middle school outreach initiative is designed to create a pathway toward our Pre-College Business Leadership Program and access to higher education.

Team Technotic, led by Senior Jesus Rubio (Finance), delivered an amazing presentation that highlighted their technology company that has unique products for the disabled and extremely busy customer. This business plan, among four others, set the bar high for future Junior Business Leadership Programs to come.

Interested as to how to get involved? Contact the Office of Diversity Affairs.

Alumni

Since 2001 the Office of Diversity Affairs has developed a network of leaders who continue to stay connected to the office through the alumni network. The network has alumni that are spread across the nation and across the world. The network connects graduates together in order to establish peer networks. The overall goal of the network is to create a space for the alumni to make meaningful relationships with each other and the current undergraduate students. The undergraduate relationship will lead to professional mentoring and subsequently increase student retention.

Video

The Diverse Scholars Program: Our Story

The story of the Diverse Scholars Program as told by the students and alumni.

Staff

Ruby Batalla
Program Manager
303.735.5644
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Jessica Beard
Program Assistant
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Juan Camacho '13
Program Assistant
303.735.5117
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Cristy Carillo
Program Assistant
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Issac Gebre-Michael
Program Assistant
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Jamie Lujan
Assistant Director
303.735.2233
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Paris Pritchett
Program Assistant
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Caleb Trantow
Program Assistant
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News

Symposium Highlights Ideas For Supporting Diversity in the Workplace

Leeds School of Business

May 7, 2012

The Diversity Affairs office at the Leeds School hosts an annual symposium featuring speakers and panels with faculty, CU diversity leaders and corporate diversity champions.


Events

Event

14th Annual Academic Awards Banquet presented by the Office of Diversity Affairs and Multicultural Business Student Association

April 25, 2014

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Omni Interlocken Resort
500 Interlocken Blvd
Broomfield, CO
Map

Since 2001, the Office of Diversity Affairs and the Multicultural Business Student Association have worked together to help foster leadership, commitment, scholarship, volunteerism, and character. Everyone is invited, please RSVP.


Past Events

Event

Suit Yourself – Get a Great Deal on Professional Clothing for Your Job!

September 20, 2011

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Center For Community
Abrams Lounge

Gently worn suits going for $20 from designers such as Brooks Brothers, Jos.A.Banks, Ann Taylor, Talbots, and many others! Shirts, jackets, pants, skirts, etc. will be sold starting at $5 each. Proceeds from the event go to the Multicultural Business Students Association and the Engineering BOLD Center.


Event

2011 Business Diversity Symposium

May 13, 2011

8:30 am – 4:00 pm

The Stadium Club
Folsom Stadium
CU-Boulder

Leeds, in partnerships with Ball Corporation, Xcel Energy, and 1st Bank, is pleased to announce our second annual Diversity Symposium.

View the recorded presentations (requires Microsoft Silverlight)


Publications

Publication

Office of Diversity Affairs December 2011 Newsletter

December 2011

A snapshot of what we are up to, enabling you to maintain the pulse of student leadership and community engagement.

Read/Download


Publication

Office of Diversity Affairs August/September 2011 Newsletter

September 2011

A snapshot of what we are up to, enabling you to maintain the pulse of student leadership and community engagement.

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Publication

Office of Diversity Affairs May 2011 Newsletter

May 2011

A snapshot of what we are up to, enabling you to maintain the pulse of student leadership and community engagement.

Read/Download


Publication

Office of Diversity Affairs March 2011 Newsletter

March 2011

A snapshot of what we are up to, enabling you to maintain the pulse of student leadership and community engagement.

Read/Download


Publication

Office of Diversity Affairs January 2011 Newsletter

January 2011

A snapshot of what we are up to, enabling you to maintain the pulse of student leadership and community engagement.

Read/Download


Publication

Office of Diversity Affairs December 2010 Newsletter

December 2010

A snapshot of what we are up to, enabling you to maintain the pulse of student leadership and community engagement.

Read/Download


Publication

Office of Diversity Affairs October 2010 Newsletter

October 2010

A snapshot of what we are up to, enabling you to maintain the pulse of student leadership and community engagement.

Read/Download