LGBTQ liaison to help Office of Diversity and Inclusion

May 5, 2017 | News, UToday
By Staff

Matt Perry, associate director for residence life, has accepted an additional responsibility — LGBTQ liaison to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

He will start his expanded role Monday, May 8.


“Matt will help provide strategic direction, including advising on inclusion issues relevant to the University’s LGBTQ community,” said Dr. Willie McKether, vice president for diversity and inclusion, and vice provost. “He also will represent the office at the University’s LGBTQ Advisory Board meetings.”

Having a liaison will facilitate implementing part of the Diversity Strategic Plan, McKether added.

“This addition to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion will help the University be even more responsive to the needs of the LGBTQ community, which is a critically important aspect of inclusiveness in our institution,” McKether said.

“All of us play an essential role in elevating The University of Toledo to be more inclusive, and I am excited to be a part of the positive changes to come,” Perry said. “I am grateful for this opportunity and look forward to serving in this liaison role through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.”

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