Cultivating Inclusive Excellence
Dean Phillip Lyons
DEI Director Nu'Nicka Epps
The Criminal Justice Center will become the leader in justice oriented education, critical research, and leadership development training through deliberate actions that promote justice, equity, and inclusivity in the criminal justice system.
The Criminal Justice Center strives to build a respectful, inclusive, and accepting educational environment that encourages cultural awareness and appreciation for diverse people and perspectives to generate solutions to complex problems in the criminal justice field and increasingly diverse world.
In alignment with the strategic objectives of the university, the CoCJ diversity initiatives office leads and supports university-wide initiatives focused on the recruitment, retention, and support of a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. The diversity initiatives office also strives to discover, develop, foster, and celebrate mutually beneficial mission-focused partnerships within and outside the university community to reduce bias and hinderances to success. Through these efforts and with relevant data analysis, the college of criminal justice is dedicated to embracing diversity and cultivating inclusive excellence to positively impact the criminal justice field.