Diversity And Inclusion

We develop, implement and monitor all Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) programs and strategic initiatives within the University.

FAMU is fully committed to diversity and inclusion
Message from the President

FAMU has always embraced diversity and inclusion as it relates to understanding and valuing differences, as well as leveraging the differences and similarities of all of our University constituents and key stakeholders for the greater good of our university. 

We will be celebrating 133 years of Excellence with Caring in October of this year. What I do know to be true is that it took everyone working together to get us where we are today, and it will take everyone working together to get us to where we need to be. 

Larry Robinson, Ph.D.
University President 
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University


Areas of Responsibility:

  • Develop, implement and monitor all Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) programs and strategic initiatives within the University.
  • Develop training, processes and initiatives that will help to create and foster an open and inclusive environment within the University. 
  • Develop training programs and tools to educate employees and managers on how to recognize, accommodate and appreciate individual differences.
  • Create diversity training materials and coordinate training as appropriate across the campus community.
  • Develop policies, procedures and regulations that will help to promote a diverse and inclusive workforce.
  • Conduct research on effective internal and external D&I practices to include monitoring industry developments, evaluating emerging trends, and conducting benchmark comparisons in support of the University’s D&I initiatives and objectives. 
  • Research diversity programs and developments by maintaining contact with others in the field.
  • Develop metrics for measuring the effectiveness of D&I initiatives, and prepare required reports to upper management. 
  • Conduct data analysis for use in business decision making.
  • Planning and implementation of D&I projects and communication which include developing and maintaining the D&I website and printed materials

Contact Us

Sandi M. Smith Anderson | HR Interim Associate V.P. & Diversity Officer | 850-412-5146
211 Foote-Hilyer Administration Center (FHAC)
Tallahassee, Florida 32307-3100
(850) 599-3611
( 850) 561-2080