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Smith Design for Diversity

Smith Design and Smith Design Award

The Smith Design for Institutional Diversity was adopted by the Smith College Board of Trustees on October 29, 1988. “The overall objective of the Smith Design is to maintain the College’s commitment to excellence in women’s education and to create a diverse community – one that is inclusive, where an environment of pluralism tolerates and respects differences, and in which civility governs discourse and relationships. Smith College, in its plans to create a pluralistic community dedicated to education and learning, must develop a commitment to an inclusive diversity.” (Task Force on the Smith Design, Final Report and Recommendations, May 1994) Goals of the Smith Design include a faculty that is a least 20% minority by July 1, 2004 and increasing minority representation among staff and students.

For a copy of the Smith Design, see 34. Institutional Diversity For more information, see Tom Riddell’s Papers, Smith Design

The Smith Design Award was presented at the Rally Day convocation 1990 – 1995. It was presented to an individual or group who helped to further the goals of the Smith Design. Below is a list of the recipients.

1990 Fletcher A. Blanchard, Psychology Devika Dibya Choudhuri, Class of 1990 Marilyn R. Schuster, Associate Dean of the Faculty and Professor of French Carol Weinberg, Associate Dean for Student Affairs

1991 Tom Riddell, Economics Martha A. Ackelsberg, Government

1992 Andrea D. Hairston, Theatre Caitlin Stevens, Class of 1994

1993 Christina Thodt and Caroline Pozycki, Class of 1993, authors of Talbot House’s management of diversity plan policy

1994 Brenda Allen, Psychology Ann Hartman, Dean of the School for Social Work

1995 Donald B. Reutener, Psychology

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