Call for ACVS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Volunteers
June 15, 2020
The ACVS Board of Regents has voted to establish a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee. The committee will be charged with developing a committee protocol, crafting a statement on diversity and inclusion, and identifying and developing meaningful ways to build opportunity for all. Due to current pandemic circumstances, the committee will conduct the majority of its work by email and virtually. The committee will report to the ACVS Board of Regents, and an ACVS staff member will support the committee.
Who: We are looking for Diplomates with diverse perspectives, identities, and roles; a deep interest in diversity, equity, and inclusion; and a commitment to working collaboratively. The committee will be composed of seven Diplomates, although we hope many more are interested in contributing. Those not selected for the committee can help the committee by submitting ideas and providing feedback. Dr. Laurie Goodrich, president of ACVS, will chair the committee.
When: If you are interested, please respond to this email by June 30, 2020. The Board of Regents will select committee members by July 17, 2020. Committee members will serve one-, two-, or three-year terms beginning August 1, 2020.
How: If you are interested in serving on this committee, please submit a letter not longer than one page indicating (1) why you want to join the committee, and (2) what experiences and activities you have demonstrating a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Please direct questions to Laurie R. Goodrich, DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, president of the ACVS: firstname.lastname@example.org.