UNC Pembroke Chancellor Robin Gary Cummings has been appointed to a national advisory group tasked with addressing equity, inclusion and racial justice in higher education.
Cummings will serve as a member of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges’ Equity, Inclusion and Racial Justice Advisory Group. Given the events that have occurred on campuses and through the nation and in light of the current historical moment on colleges and universities, the AGB Board of Directors has determined that a new statement focused on equity, inclusion and racial justice be developed.
The proposed statement is envisioned to be a part of a larger AGB project to advance equity, inclusion, racial justice and student success on campuses and universities throughout the country.
Based in Washington, D.C., the association provides consulting services to 40,000 members from more than 2,000 institutions and foundations. The advisory group consists of education leaders and trustees who reflect the diversity of academic institutions as well as thought leaders with expertise in equity, inclusion and racial justice.
Cummings, a member of the Lumbee Tribe, has served since 2015 as chancellor at UNCP, recognized by U.S. News & World Report as among the most ethnically diverse universities in the south.