At the Wake Forest University School of Business, we define diversity very broadly. Diversity refers to the mix of differences individuals contribute to a defined setting (e.g. team, work unit, classroom) due to their identity with different groups. These social category groups can include race, ethnicity, gender, physical abilities, sexual orientation, age, religion, and socio-economic class, as well as other dimensions that impact the way individuals think and behave.
An organizational climate of inclusion is one in which human resource diversity is valued and in which individuals from diverse backgrounds feel welcomed and included.
In the School of Business, our mission is to advance the greater good through developing passionate ethical business leaders who achieve results with integrity through thought leadership that positively impacts the practice of business.
We believe that diversity and inclusion are essential practices for enabling us to develop students with the problem solving and critical thinking skills they will need to be effective leaders in organizations.
We have three principles that guide our commitment to diversity and inclusion:
For more information, visit the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at Wake Forest University.
Melenie J. Lankau
Senior Associate Dean, Diversity & Global Initiatives; Associate Professor
Location: Farrell Hall 232
Phone: (336) 758-4198
Professor of Practice in Organizational Behavior; Coordinator of Global Initiatives
Location: Farrell Hall 376
Phone: (336) 758-3756
Assistant Director, MA Enrollment Management; Diversity Recruiter for MA, MBA, & MSA
Location: Farrell 116
Phone: (336) 758-7255
Administrative Assistant, Diversity & Global Initiatives
Location: Farrell Hall 346
Phone: (336) 758-5488