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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive community that encourages all to reach their full potential through learning, working, and service. By enhancing and sustaining an ethical, culturally-grounded, and anti-racist institution, we will equip the leaders of tomorrow to live the values of “business as a force for good.”


Scholarship support for diverse students


annual attendance at sold-out Women's Leadership Conference


Annual Programs and Events


Students of color

Dean's Advisory Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Academic Year 2020-2021 Update

The Dean’s DEI Advisory Committee is tasked with collaborating with department and unit leaders at the Carlson School to advance the recommendations outlined in the Summer of 2020. The work of the committee is performed by subcommittees for each of the five strategic pillars. Learn more on the progress of the Dean’s DEI Advisory Committee in each of the five strategic areas.

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Through sustained efforts, our community is making progress on issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

 Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures Joseph Nayquonabe

1st Tuesday Speaker Series - Joe Nayquonabe

Joe Nayquonabe, CEO of Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures, discussed his business philosophy, the growth of Mille Lacs Band's business portfolios, and the connection to his community. Nayquonabe, '11 MBA, spoke during the Carlson School of Management's virtual 1st Tuesday event.

ELOC Mentor

Emerging Leaders of Color

The free, selective, 8-month program provides opportunities for underrepresented high school students to experience and learn about business at the Carlson School.

Carlson School Alumnus Tony Dungy

As the first African-American NFL head coach to lead his team to a Super Bowl championship, Dungy discusses leadership, diversity, and respect.