Jacksonville State University (JSU) recently hired its first Chief Diversity Officer and Title IX coordinator. Jai A. Ingraham, FIU MPA graduate, was selected for his experience in creating student diversity and inclusion initiatives. While at FIU, he served as an administrator working on issues related to misconduct and discrimination.
JSU’s President John Beehler’s prioritized announcing Ingraham’s position as he saw the need for an office solely committed to ensuring compliance with federal rules related to discrimination.
“Increasing cultural awareness will make for a better campus, to do that people have to step out of their comfort zones, they had to have a conversation and engage someone, that’s beautiful thing about diversity” Ingraham said.
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