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Chaplain, St. Lawrence Univ. Earn Diversity Recognition

St. Lawrence University Chaplain Kathleen Buckley was named a Minority Access National Role Model, while the University was included in Minority Access’ list of “institutions committed to diversity for 2017.”

Minority Access assists colleges and universities, federal and local governments, private agencies and corporations in diversifying their campuses and work sites. Building on its expertise in the recruitment, retention and enhancement of minority populations, Minority Access identifies – through its National Role Models Project partnership with 170 colleges and universities – exemplary individuals to inspire emulation that would lead to expanding the pool of scholars and professionals from underrepresented populations.

The National Role Models Project was originally implemented with funding from the now National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

The organization commented that they were “impressed and found it very engaging to read about (Buckley) employing extraordinary efforts to promote diversity and inclusiveness on the campus of St. Lawrence University." Buckley was nominated by Kimberly Flint-Hamilton, St. Lawrence’s associate dean for diversity and inclusion.

The formal announcement of St. Lawrence making the Minority Access list as well as Buckley’s recognition will be made during the 18th National Role Models Conference, Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 in Washington, D.C.