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Message from the Chief Diversity Officer


institutional diversity, myronWelcome to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Metropolitan State University of Denver is committed to becoming the preeminent public urban university in the nation, and believes that placing a high value on diversity and inclusion are essential elements toward reaching this important goal.

MSU Denver values diversity as it is one of its five core values. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion serves as an agent and resource to provide leadership on issues related to diversity. Our goal is to support and promote diversity and inclusion in all aspects of campus life to include the design and development of initiatives that embrace and support diversity, and that move the institution down the path of “Inclusive Excellence”.

Inclusive excellence is the practice of moving beyond numeric measurements as the only strategy to promote diversity. Inclusive excellence involves embedding the practices and philosophies that encourage diversity in every aspect of an organization. Moreover, inclusive excellence involves institutionalizing systemic practices and philosophies, thus generating a broader outcome in regards to: inclusivity, excellence, cultural competence, innovation, synergy, and pride.

Welcome to MSU Denver’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and please feel free to contact our office if we can be of assistance to you with regard to your diversity mission.

Remember, “You can have diversity without excellence but you can’t have excellence without diversity.”


Myron R. Anderson, Ph.D.

Associate to the President for Diversity

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