Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

About Us

Mission
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion fosters dignity and respect ensuring that all members of the HWS community have an equal opportunity to thrive.

Diversity Statement
At Hobart and William Smith Colleges we strive to create a just and inclusive environment where all students, faculty and staff are valued and respected. We believe that diversity in identity and perspective enriches our community and prepares us all to lead lives of consequence. We recognize that historical practices and policies have privileged certain groups while excluding others from institutions of higher education, and thus the work of diversity at HWS seeks to account for those inequities by promoting college access and working to ensure that every member of the HWS community has an equal opportunity to thrive.

Rose

Interim Chief Diversity Officer

Solomé Rose
In 2016, Rose was named Interim Chief Diversity Officer responsible for launching the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Her first initiative was leading an HWS-wide effort to develop a strategic diversity plan for the Colleges. Previously, she managed global and community leadership programs in the HWS Centennial Center for Leadership and worked with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation coordinating HIV programs in India and Malawi. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia, majoring in Foreign Affairs and African American studies and has a master’s degree in Public Policy from George Mason University. Solome, who identifies as a “third culture kid,” is an Ethiopian American, raised in Cote d’Ivoire and Oman.

Diversity and Inclusion News

Board Chair Bozzuto ’68 Inaugural First-Gen Speaker

BozzutoFollowing a recent $1 million gift to establish the Bozzuto Family First-Generation Endowed Scholarship, HWS Board Chair Thomas S. Bozzuto ’68 returns to campus as the inaugural First-Generation Initiative (FGI)…
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Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking.  (Photo by Julian Wasser//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)President Gregory J. Vincent ’83 — a former civil rights attorney and law professor and a national expert on diversity and inclusion — will offer the keynote address that will…
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HWS Project Eye-to-Eye

EyetoEye_1A recent article in the Finger Lakes Times by Susan Clark Porter highlights the ongoing efforts of the HWS chapter of Project Eye-to-Eye, which pairs ​college students who have learning disabilities with elementary, middle and…
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First Generation Conference

First_GenThe “Trailblazers of Tomorrow Conference” took place on Dec. 2 and brought the HWS first-generation community together to discuss tools for achieving personal and professional success in college. The keynote…
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Salisbury Diversity Fellows Program Begins

Ramos MargarieteThroughout the 2017-18 academic year, the inaugural class of Salisbury Diversity Fellows is undertaking a robust new program guided by HWS staff and alums to explore everything from résumé writing…
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CONTACT

Solomé Rose
Interim Chief Diversity Officer
Phone: (315) 781-4555
Email: srose@hws.edu

 

Preparing Students to Lead Lives of Consequence.