The University Center at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga (UTC) hosted Mocs Forward, or Moving Our Campus Forward, on Tuesday. Over 20 members of UTC’s faculty and community members came to speak about diversity on campus and how we can promote it. The event happened over the two days of the university’s fall break, but there was still a remarkable turnout. Chancellor Angle kicked off the keynote address with some words about diversity and UTC.
“Today is one small step in a much broader scope of activities and things that you all are gonna come up with, ideas of here’s what we ought top be doing.”
Angle continued his opening speech with discussing about how we can approach diversity on campus and also about the speakers they had. After the chancellor spoke, Vice President Ronald Harris spoke about diversity and inclusion at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee and on campus.
“What you’re doing today and where you are today is incredibly important, not only as individuals but as a university as well. There’s a lot going on in our university today, and I think you will agree that we have a big job ahead of us.”
Along with the address, there were multiple panels, such as a panel about the science of skin color, headed by Department Head of Anthropology Dr. Pam Ashmore.