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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

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Annual Report: Academic Year 2020-2021

During the past academic year, the Carlson School took significant steps toward creating a community where that mission can be fully achieved. In this annual report, you will find just some of the activities happening across the school to diversify the student body, embed DEI further into the curriculum, and more. Collectively, the efforts were too numerous to fit in one report so be sure to visit unit-by-unit information online

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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.