As a diverse community comprised of students from different communities and cultures around the globe, Lausanne is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. To do so requires us to be intentional and to help make connections that increase our understanding and value of one another's perspectives.
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Lausanne Collegiate School has held a longstanding commitment to diversity and multiculturalism. Lausanne’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force has been established to create an inclusive environment for the entire Lausanne community. This task force advocates policies and practices that will benefit all, regardless of race, ethnicity, country of origin/ citizenship, religion, sex, gender identity or other identifiers.
The Task Force structure, which you can see below, is designed to provide a flow of information from all constituents to the Task Force and vice versa.
Dr. Noma Anderson is the leader for the Lausanne Collegiate School Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, providing perspective and as a consultant for Diversity and Inclusion across all divisions.
As the past president of the Lausanne Board of Trustees along with being a current Lynx parent, Dr. Anderson is a beloved member of the Lausanne community.
Over the years, Dr. Anderson has served as a special advisor for diversity and inclusion at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and as the inclusion chair of the president’s Diversity Advisory Council (DAC).
Dr. Anderson has a renowned academic background. She served as the chair and as a professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami and as the dean of the School of Health Sciences at FIU for five years.
Prior to that, Dr. Anderson was a chair for 10 years and on the faculty for 16 years in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Howard University in Washington, D.C. She was on the board of directors for the ASHA from 1998-2000 as vice president for academic affairs, and again from 2006-2008. Dr. Anderson was also named a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in 1992 and served as ASHA president in 2007. She received the Harvard University Foundation Medallion for Intercultural and Race Relations in 2007, Legacy Laureate from the University of Pittsburgh in 2016 (her doctoral alma mater) and the Presidential Award from Emerson College in 2020 (her masters alma mater).
Dr. Anderson holds a Ph.D. in speech-language pathology from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MS in speech pathology from Emerson College in Boston. She received her BA in speech pathology and audiology from Hampton Institute in Hampton, Virginia.
Send a message to Dr. Anderson and the Diversity and Inclusivity Task Force by clicking here.
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 Anderson. Several sub-committees have also been formed to help gather information and insights from all of our constituency groups.
The Task Force structure is designed to provide a flow of information from all constituents to the Task Force and vice versa.
To share a comment or concern with the Task Force, click here.
Diversity and Inclusion Task Force Members:
Faculty & Staff Representatives