Welcome Dr. Robin Means Coleman

MICHAEL K. YOUNG
PRESIDENT

September 19, 2018

Howdy,

It is with great pleasure that I welcome for her first fall semester at Texas A&M University Dr. Robin Means Coleman, our new Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity.

Dr. Coleman, who arrived in College Station earlier this year, quickly became vital to our mission in Aggieland when she accepted the important role of chairing our internal task force into sexual assaults reported on campus. She and her team produced a thorough report in August and her work on this effort will continue.

Before coming to Texas A&M, Dr. Coleman was associate dean of social sciences in the Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan, responsible for the school's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Plan.

A noted and award-winning communication professor of Afroamerican and African studies, Coleman researches media, identity formation and intercultural communication.

Among her numerous honors, Dr. Coleman has been recognized by New York University School of Education for teaching excellence, and by the University of Michigan where she received the John Dewey Award for undergraduate education, the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Outstanding Mentor Award, and the Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award.

Here at Texas A&M, Dr. Coleman will lead the Office for Diversity in our efforts toward accountability, climate and equity as outlined in the Texas A&M University Diversity Plan.

As you know, Texas A&M is committed to providing our students, faculty and staff with an inclusive, equitable and diverse environment in which to work and study.

The Office for Diversity's mission aligns wholly with Texas A&M's Core Values. We all want a campus where everyone feels respected, where Aggies are loyal to one another and every person is free to pursue excellence.

It is up to all of us to ensure our university is a place where everyone feels supported and motivated to achieve their highest potential.

I look forward to seeing how Dr. Coleman's insights and experience contribute to our continuing efforts.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Coleman to Aggieland!

With warm regards,
Michael K. Young