Goal 3 of UA's Strategic Plan is dedicated to enriching UA's learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Here are some quick facts on how UA's meeting this goal.
UA has produced 1,695 active diversity efforts in the last 5 years.
UA has over 70 different student organizations which have diversity and inclusion as a focus.
Fall 2020 had an enrollment of 8,003 minority students (21.15% of total enrollment).
Over one-third of UA's undergraduate curriculum (36%, 1083 courses) is diversity-related.
In December, National Medical Fellowships will honor Dr. Pamela Payne-Foster with the NMF Distinguished Alumni Award for her impact on the advancement of health equity and health care research in rural and underserved communities. Dr. Payne-Foster is deputy director for Community Outreach for the College’s Institute for Rural Health Research and a Senior Fellow for Strategic Partnerships in the Office of Academic Affairs. She teaches medical students and interacts with undergraduate and graduate students in her role as coordinator of health-related service-learning activities, and in research endeavors in rural and underserved communities in Alabama.Read more about Dr. Payne-Foster