Gov. Ralph Northam’s latest slate of appointments includes the University of Lynchburg’s Dr. Robert Canida II, vice president for inclusive excellence. Canida was appointed to Northam’s library board last week.
Office of Equity and Inclusion
After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Lynchburg’s Office of Multicultural Services presented its annual Multicultural Gala on Saturday, May 1. The event was livestreamed from Hall Campus Center’s Memorial Ballroom.
The University of Lynchburg is one step closer to achieving its goals of increased diversity and inclusion by being named the first NCBI Campus Affiliate in Lynchburg.
The year 2020 will be remembered as a year of constant change and inner reflection, events that inspired artist Frankie Slaughter to create “Spring Twenty Twenty” which now resides in the Drysdale Student Center.
The University of Lynchburg will celebrate Black History Month with more than a dozen virtual events throughout February.
The University of Lynchburg will hold a weeklong celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, “Good Trouble: Uniting our Dreams and Voices for Justice.” A series of events will be held Jan. 25-29, the week after the federal holiday.
COVID-19 might have disrupted a lot this past spring, but Dr. Robert Canida, the University of Lynchburg’s vice president for inclusive excellence, was determined to not let the pandemic affect the Office of Equity and Inclusion and its efforts to create a more inclusive, respectful campus environment.
A $52,000 grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund will help Lynchburg’s Office of Equity and Inclusion move forward with a brand-new project: Home for Hornets.
Diversity and Inclusion Officer Dr. Robert L. Canida II has been appointed vice president for inclusive excellence by the University of Lynchburg’s new president, Dr. Alison Morrison-Shetlar, in one of her first official acts.
Emmanuel Hernandez Mellado ’23 hit the ground running when he arrived at the University of Lynchburg for the Fall 2019 semester. The first in his family to attend college, the Winston-Salem, North Carolina, resident wasted no time getting involved on campus.