Diversity & Inclusion
Midland University takes pride in being one of the most diverse institutions in Nebraska. Nearly one-third of Midland’s students identify themselves as coming from a racial/ethnic background. In 2022, Midland University hosted a Celebration of Diversity and Inclusion Week, which included an event that featured a guest speaker, breakout sessions, and an opportunity for students to put their own imprint on a campus mural.
Kristina Cammarano was hired as Vice President for Student Affairs, and Chief Diversity Officer in June 2022. “Sometimes, you feel like the universe conspires to put you in the right place, and this feels like the right opportunity for me,” Cammarano said. “The people, the environment, and the goals that the campus has are all things I want to be a part of. I’m excited to delve more into the Chief Diversity Officer role and continue to work on growing graduation rates and student retention. I’m looking forward to interacting and meeting students, and working with the Student Affairs team on a shared vision going forward.”
During the 2019-20 school year, Midland hosted its first-ever “Together We Are Warriors” Equity and Inclusion Summit, an event where 400 students from diverse backgrounds worked together to break down barriers. Midland also hosted the “Together: Bridges Into the Future” Speaker Series which featured five speakers from diverse backgrounds sharing their stories with students and faculty.
In September 2020, Midland University passed a Resolution of Commitment to Anti-Racist Practices and Policies that was unanimously approved by the Midland University Board of Directors. The resolution was created in the belief that all students, faculty, and staff should enjoy a welcoming, open, and safe environment on campus and that diversity, equity, and inclusion are part of Midland’s strengths.