Dear campus community:

It is my pleasure to serve as Interim Chief Diversity Officer, and it is an honor to be entrusted with this role. In this message to the university community, I would like to bring up to date on the work of my office, and on other noteworthy initiatives related to equity, diversity, and inclusion — as well as the even more important concept of belonging.

I want to emphasize that much of this work is in response to our students. At the height of the nationwide dialogue about racism, our students developed 13 recommendations for change, closely aligned with the Black Lives Matter movement. They gave us a wonderful blueprint with which to begin our work. Just last week, President Cordano included these 13 recommendations in her Welcome Home address. I want to thank our students for their commitment. I pledge to them that we will follow through on each and every one of their recommendations.



Our primary goal is to make Gallaudet a better place for all students, faculty, and staff, particularly BIPOC individuals. I look forward to working with each and every one of you to achieve these goals.

Thank you.


Elizabeth A. Moore, Ph.D.
Interim Chief Diversity Officer