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The Council's Commission on Diversity & Inclusivity

The Council, as the primary membership organization in New York State for Superintendents, has established a Vision and Core Values. Among these values, The Council "is committed to helping ensure gender, racial and economic equality among those serving as superintendent." It is our goal to cultivate diversity, among our members, to reflect equity in the superintendency of currently underrepresented populations.

To compliment the work currently underway with the Women's Initiative, the Commission on Diversity & Inclusivity will focus efforts on racial equity; and is charged with:

  1. Gathering and reviewing relevant and current research to assist in identifying factors that contribute to the lack of diversity among members of New York State Council of School Superintendents;

  2. Identifying specific strategies which support a pipeline for diverse groups toward the superintendency;

  3. Establishing collaborative efforts with other professional educational organizations to support the goal;

  4. Creating a sustained effort to support the success of superintendents who represent diversity in our membership.

Commission Co-Chairs:
Luvelle Brown, Superintendent, Ithaca

L. Oliver Robinson, Superintendent, Shenendehowa




Thank you to Title Sponsor Utica National for supporting The Council's Diversity Initiative and the Commission on Diversity & Inclusivity


Questions? Contact Vreneli G. Banks,  Associate Director / Director of LEAF, Inc.
T:  (518) 694-4875

Download Diversity Symposium December 11th.pdf 

Download Commission Regional Workshop NYC December 2018 slides.pdf

Download feb lead article.pdf

Download See Our Truth_PPT 12-07-17.pdf

Download diversity handout.pdf

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