Higher ed institutions in Fond du Lac County hosted joint diversity workshop

2011 HEDIT Conference - Peggy McIntosh

Keynote speaker, Peggy McIntosh

November 11, 2011

FOND DU LAC, Wis. — As a collaborative effort, the four institutions of higher education in Fond du Lac County jointly sponsored their third annual diversity event, “Social Change: Engaging Multiple Perspectives.”

More than 230 teachers, community members and students from Marian University, Moraine Park Technical College, Ripon College and University of Wisconsin—Fond du Lac participated in the event.

The conference was sponsored by the Higher Education Diversity Initiative Team (HEDIT) which was created by the presidents and CEOs of the four institutions. The team was charged to plan “an annual collaborative project designed to promote a climate of appreciation for all aspects of human diversity, supporting, fostering and welcoming inclusiveness, respect and dignity for all.” HEDIT’s mission is to lead, inspire, educate and challenge their institutions and the Fond du Lac County community in promoting diversity and inclusiveness.

HEDIT presents an annual event on the first Wednesday of October. Their next event will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2012.

Fun Fact

Adult accelerated undergraduate programs came to be known as MAAP in 1995 – Marian Adult Accelerated Programs. Now they are Adult and Graduate Programs.

Campus Info

Marian University
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699


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