On April 8th, Hilbert College welcomed Linda Williams-Moore, the interim Dean of Students and Director of Student Life at the University of Pittsburgh to share her expertise about the steps Hilbert may take to further a culture of acceptance of diversity and inclusion within our college community.
Ms. Williams-Moore has worked in student affairs for more than 20 years in various positions and more recently served as the director of the Office of Cross Cultural and Leadership Development at the University of Pittsburgh. This full day workshop included morning and afternoon sessions for approximately 200 Hilbert student athletes and leaders as well as a working session with the members of the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and was overwhelming well received by those in attendance.
As a pilot training project and in response to student requests, the training was to designed to support Hilbert’s efforts to forward the acceptance of diversity in its many forms and encourage a climate of acceptance and mutual understanding of difference on campus.
Ms. Williams-Moore proved to be an exceptional trainer who excelled at engaging students and skillfully challenged participants to question their assumptions about others. In the words of Ms. Williams-Moore, this training represents one step that will help us to keep the “conversation” going.