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In The Margins

Jun 16, 2022

In this episode, your host David Pluviose chats with Vincent Rougeau, who assumed office as 33rd president of the College of the Holy Cross on July 1, 2021. As the first lay and Black president in the College's history, tune in as President Rougeau speaks to the legacy and tradition of Jesuit education, as well as his hopes for its future in diversity, equity, and inclusion – focusing initiatives on the programming and support needed to create a welcoming culture rather than simply bringing in numbers of students from various communities of color. 



- Vincent Rougeau’s path to higher education leadership

- Why Vincent Rougeau’s appointment at Holy Cross is so significant

- Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at Holy Cross 

- Broadening the pipeline of diverse faculty

- The legacy Vincent Rougeau hopes to leave 



“When I was speaking earlier about making sure that this is a community that truly embraces equity and inclusion, one of the ways you do that is by making sure that not only do you have a commitment to hiring diverse faculty but that you have a curriculum and academic programming and residential life programming that also reflects that commitment.” 



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