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Diversity & Inclusion News

April Diversity & Inclusion Task Force Meeting Scheduled

The Diversity & Inclusion Task Force will meet again on Wednesday, April 7 to review all data from the Student Diversity and Inclusion survey. Dr. Anderson is currently analyzing all summary data and reviewing individual responses received by these students in the 7th – 12th grades. The survey was completed by over 350 students. Secondly, the first week of April, the Task Force will send out a Diversity & Inclusion Survey to all faculty and staff with that data analys... Read More
at Thursday, March 18, 2021

Listening Sessions Completed by Task Force

Lausanne’s Diversity & Inclusion Task Force has completed listening sessions with all faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, volunteer leadership boards and current parents. At the November and December meeting, members of the Task Force’s working groups presented their final recommendations for changes to Lausanne’s Commitment to Diversity statement and Lausanne’s dress code, discipline, language appropriateness and social media policies. All shared recommendatio... Read More
at Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Inclusion Vision Statement Adopted by Board

This Board Diversity and Inclusion Vision Statement was adopted and approved by the Lausanne Board of Trustees on November 12, 2020: Inclusion Vision Statement  The Board of Trustees expressly affirms its celebration of each individual’s different beliefs, and most importantly the crucial need to listen. Statements to support Vision We are committed to building a model inclusive community that embraces diverse values, opinions, beliefs, backgrounds, and each individua... Read More
at Monday, November 30, 2020

Minutes From The November Meeting Now Available

The minutes for the November meeting of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force are now available on our website. Click here. Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Minutes From The September Meeting Now Available

The minutes for the September meeting of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force are now available on our website. Click here. Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Minutes from the August Meeting Now Available

The minutes for the August meeting of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force are now available on our website. Click here. Read More
at Tuesday, August 11, 2020

July Update

The Diversity & Inclusion Task Force will have its first meeting this evening. As we shared last week, the notes from these meetings will be made available to everyone on our website in the days that follow each of these meetings.  Based on their recommendations, we will begin community listening sessions in the coming months with the assistance of Dr. Noma Anderson. Dr. Anderson also held a diversity & inclusion workshop wi... Read More
at Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Diversity And Inclusion Task Force Members

The Task Force is comprised of current students, alumni, parents and faculty and staff. These members will work with their constituency groups to ensure that the task force hears from all members of our community. Beginning this month, members of the task force will meet on a regular basis to facilitate further discussion throughout the community, make recommendations and guide change. As we move forward, we will begin more community listening sessions with the assistance of Dr. Noma Anderso... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Chris Jordan Named Dean Of Student Affairs And Inclusion

Chris Jordan has been named the Upper School Dean of Student Affairs and Inclusion. In this newly created position, Mr. Jordan will provide guidance and perspective with an emphasis on diversity, inclusion and the student experience in Upper School. "I'm honored to serve the students and extremely grateful and excited to take on this new role," Mr. Jordan said. "Being in this position will allow me to provide additional levels of support while being able to contribut... Read More
at Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Chris Jordan - Upper School Dean For Student Affairs and Inclusion

In moving forward and addressing questions regarding inclusion with intentionality and purpose, we have created the position of Upper School Dean for Student Affairs and Inclusion. I am delighted to share with you that Chris Jordan has accepted the new role. Read more about the position here. Read More
at Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Black Lives Matter

My words of reflection on commencement in yesterday’s eNews did not mention the frustrations and anger we are all feeling regarding the George Floyd murder, and the systemic racism that persists in our culture and everyday lives. This was a naïve misstep. I sincerely and profusely apologize for it.  I hear you and feel your anger and frustration. Please know that I join with you and our entire community to grieve over the recent killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Bre... Read More
at Thursday, June 4, 2020