Billie Dunn Selected for Prestigious LeadDIVERSITY Program


Lake Erie College Vice President for Student Affairs, Billie Dunn, has been selected for the prestigious LeadDIVERSITY, a program of The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio. Dunn is one of forty participants from various corporate, governmental, non-profit, and community organizations selected via a competitive application process for the class of 2020. Participants were selected based on their proven leadership skills and strong commitment to community.

LeadDIVERSITY is a program in which a select group of professionals engage with regional leaders and the greater community to raise the participants’ awareness of diversity, inclusion and equity issues, build their leadership skills, and enhance their network. The ten-month program which commenced in September, consists of nine program days including site visits, seminars, simulations, personal reflection, discussions with Northeast Ohio’s prominent leaders and policy makers, and in-depth facilitated group activities and discussion. Each session is designed to help participants explore the concept of diversity leadership and to analyze its personal, workplace, and community impact. Dunn is participating in this program to expand her knowledge, in preparation to further support students and broader LEC community.

“It is my hope to further my knowledge, skills and network to continue to be an advocate and to provide a voice for those who may need one,” shares Dunn.  “But most importantly, empower those individuals to step forward, be listened to and given a proper seat at the table.”

Dunn is looking forward to the chance to learn and be challenged through LeadDiversity, hoping to better serve others and improve the networks she serves. The LEC community can look forward to Dunn continuing to advocate for those who need a voice and empower individuals to strive and attain a proper seat at the table

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