We are committed to creating and growing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture and community that affords all students, staff, faculty, alumni, and business partners with a true sense of belonging. Our vision is to create value for business and society by providing intellectual leadership, advancing the science and practice of management, and developing ethical leaders to be the agents of change in a world driven by technology and innovation. We are Tepper, together.
Happy Black History Month! This email newsletter includes different ways to celebrate the significance of Black History Month and opportunities for ongoing education. I encourage everyone in our community to take time to celebrate through learning, open dialogue, and more.
As we celebrate, we also acknowledge the gap between our current state and where we aspire to be with respect to diversity. Each month, this Tepper Together newsletter will highlight different events and resources, and spotlight members of our community.
If you have questions or concerns, I welcome your input.
Together, we can achieve our mission of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, where everyone has a voice and feels a sense of belonging.
Richard P. Simmons Professor of Finance
February Is Black History Month
Every February, and throughout the year, we celebrate the achievements of African Americans and their central role in U.S. history, as well as within our own communities.
This month we will be sharing the stories and experiences of our Tepper School community members as a way to champion and celebrate their achievements, as well as ways for all members of our community to get involved and celebrate.
Welcome David Major, Associate Dean of DEI&B
David Major joined the Tepper School on Feb. 1 as the inaugural Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging.
“I’m a proud CMU alum and I'm thrilled to be back, not as a student this time, but at the front of the classroom; to be a catalyst for inclusion and belonging for all here at the Tepper School," Major said.
"I'm also excited for our Tepper Together initiative and our goal of ensuring a community of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. That's powerful. It's real, and I believe it's achievable.”
"I've been hearing Maya Angelou's voice in my ear as I begin this new role, and I think the Tepper Together community will be inspired by it as well," he added.
From Maya Angelou's inaugural poetry reading in 1993, a quote from "On the Pulse of the Morning":
"The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change." – Maya Angelou
The Advanced Leadership Institute Announces the 2023 Cohort of the Executive Leadership Academy
Meet MBA Student Imani Coney
Imani Coney (she/her), MBA Class of 2024, is studying Marketing and will be interning as a Brand Manager at Nestlé this summer. Read her story.
Black History Month Events at the Tepper School
The Black Business Association and African Business Collective graduate student clubs are hosting events throughout February to celebrate Black History Month. Download the event flyer for more information and to see the full list of events.
Wednesday, Feb. 15 | 6:30 p.m. | My15 Stories
“My15 Stories: Black Experiences in America” is a night of storytelling for students to share their life experiences.
Thursday, Feb. 16 | 6 p.m. | August Wilson African American Cultural Center Happy Hour
Visit the cultural center and museum for a night of fun. No registration required.
Monday, Feb. 20 | 6 p.m. | Blacks In Business Alumni Panel
Join this professional networking opportunity to chat with Tepper School alumni about their professional journey.
Thursday, Feb. 23 | 6 p.m. | Coded Bias Documentary Screening
Enjoy a screening of the documentary "Coded Bias," a film which explores MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini’s discovery that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces accurately.
Carnegie Mellon & Pittsburgh Events
Tuesday, Feb. 7 | 5:30 p.m. | From Mississippi Dirt Roads to the Obama Presidential Center: Building Generational Success
The Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship presents the next speaker in the Family Business Leadership Speakers Series. Stephanie Hickman, President and CEO at Trice Construction Company, will share her story at this event.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration
Sponsored by the Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, the MLK Community Celebration continues throughout the spring semester with many guest lectures, community events, and more.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Black History Month Celebration
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is hosting Black History Month events for all age groups throughout February at different library locations in the city.
Our students feel empowered to strive for excellence when all members of the community have a voice and sense of belonging.
Your gift to the Tepper School Community and Inclusion Fund provides funding for events, programs, and initiatives that support diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, including:
• Cultural celebrations
• Educational speakers
• DEI&B awareness programs
• Academic course development and research
Tepper Together Strategic Plan Updates
Each month in this newsletter, we will provide updates on our progress in implementing our DEI&B Strategic Plan. Learn more about our commitment.
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