Message from Vice
Chancellor for Diversity, Dr. Romero-Leggott
"Diversity is an evolving concept that emphasizes inclusion and respect
of individuals and groups from different racial, cultural, cognitive,
linguistic, ethnic, geographic, gender, and socio-economic backgrounds.
Diversity as a core value seeks to cultivate better
outcomes through the use of different collective
narratives and histories, heuristics, perspectives, world-views, and belief
The HSC's commitment to addressing health and educational disparities is
evidenced by the creation of HSC-wide Office of Diversity (OoD). The OoD is
responsible for a full panoply of programs addressing faculty diversity,
linguistic and cultural competence, K-20 educational pipeline, research data and
analyses, family involvement/community engagement, and leadership on issues of
inclusion and equity.
The Vice Chancellor for Diversity (VCD) oversees
the HSC Office for Diversity and provides leadership
to conceptualize, define, develop, assess, nurture
and cultivate diversity, inclusion, and health
equity as both an HSC and UNM Health System
institutional identity and resource resulting in
widespread educational benefits and measurable
health and healthcare value.