CIELO champions inclusivity


Adams State's first Title V grant for Hispanic Serving Institutions, awarded in 2000, helped create the faculty development and mentoring program, CELT (Center for Excellence in Learning & Teaching.) Now supported by the university and Title V grants, the organization was recently renamed CIELO Connections (Community for Inclusive Excellence, Leadership & Opportunity.) CIELO Chair, Dr. Carol Guerrero-Murphy, said the group focuses on equity issues, diversity, and inclusive excellence. It sponsors periodic Kindred Spirits luncheons that look at various topics. Fifteen faculty and staff participated in a retreat February 23, facilitated by Elliot Cisneros, to increase awareness of the meaning of cultural competence. Retreat participants worked to envision and plan a future in which ASU 2016 is widely known for its inclusive excellence.

By Julie Waechter