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Inclusion, Diversity and Equity at the Trulaske College of Business

At the University of Missouri, we are deeply committed to diversity as a valuable component of Mizzou’s campus life, community and culture. At Mizzou, diversity is the rich variety of personal characteristics that we bring to our study, work and other campus activities. These include differing identities, abilities, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. We stand firmly convinced that by sharing and rallying our unique characteristics in service of our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence, we can make Mizzou a better place to learn, work, serve and innovate.

At Trulaske, we build on the university’s values commitment statement by making all members of our community feel valued and inspiring all to strive for excellence every day. College community members actively seek opportunities to share their rich backgrounds, special abilities, and personal and professional experiences. They strive to lead the way in business education by providing an engaging environment with opportunities to innovate and help redefine business for the future.

In our efforts, we prioritize three areas:

Recruitment: Identifying additional recruitment pipelines to deepen and broaden the pool of students, faculty and staff from urban, rural and international locations.

Collaborative community mindset: Fostering collaboration through professional development sessions with Trulaske faculty, staff and students, and by providing education, engagement opportunities and stakeholder partnerships. Examples of collaborative programs at Trulaske include the Vasey Academy, the Heartland Scholars Academy, the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Bottom Line for Diversity Conference and the Trulaske Business Insider Series.

Enrichment and growth: Enhancing enrichment opportunities to maximize student success by utilizing funded programs to provide equitable resources for under-resourced students. This is done through a variety of efforts, including the Allen Access ProgramVasey Academy and Heartland Scholars Academy.


Learn more about inclusion, diversity and equity at Mizzou.

Meet the Director

Jason McKinney

Director of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity