Distributed Leadership

Furthering our commitments requires the persistence, collaboration, and ongoing work of all University of Richmond staff, faculty, and students.

Through an innovative approach we call distributed leadership, UR aims to embed diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) broadly and deeply across campus.

The responsibility for and ongoing attention to the University’s DEIB work is shared among the President; academic deans and President's Cabinet; the Office for Institutional Equity & Inclusion; the DEIB Community of Practice; and the Inclusive Community Council (ICC), composed of faculty, staff, and students. Together, these members of the distributed leadership team collaborate with the many others on campus who are committed to the ongoing work of making the University of Richmond an equitable, inclusive community. 

The distributed leadership model centers collaboration and accountability for DEIB efforts while simultaneously expanding the networks of faculty, staff, and students engaged in the ongoing work of culture change. This multi-dimensional and collaborative approach is essential to align and embed efforts and practices that increase and sustain institutional coherency, urgency, and accountability for DEIB work.