SEBA Heightens Efforts for Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion EffortsWhen you walk into the SEBA Power Plant building, two rows of colorful country flags hang on the walls in order to represent the twenty countries our faculty come from.

From 2010 to 2018, women faculty increased from 31% to 51% among the full-time faculty, while international faculty increased from 31% to 53%.
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education ranked Saint Mary's business programs among the top 50 in the nation for graduating the most diverse students in finance and business. 

To support Saint Mary’s and SEBA’s strategic priorities for diversity and inclusion, SEBA has been a member of the Ph.D. Project for many years, a national organization aiming to recruit underrepresented students to study doctoral degrees in business fields and to enhance faculty diversity in business schools.

Several Ph.D. Project members were recruited to the College. SEBA has also established diversity scholarships, such as the Ramsell Scholarship for African Americans, Song and Lillian Woo Diversity Scholarship, Willian L’Heureux African–American Diversity Scholarship, and Dean’s Scholarship for Women.

SEBA leveraged its prominent “Executive Speaker Series” to highlight diversity and inclusion initiatives as well, including the Women in Leadership Panel in 2016 and recent keynote speech of Catrice Monson, CBS Senior Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion.

Last year, SEBA also formed the Inclusive Excellence Task Force, composed of faculty and staff, to look into how we can advance diversity and inclusion efforts effectively within our community. SEBA faculty and staff completed a survey and recently conducted a series of workshops, which will help us identify the next steps.