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Dean Roland V. Anglin Featured In National Academy Of Public Administration's Black History Month Fellow Spotlight

This February, Dr. Roland V. Anglin, Dean and Professor at the School of Urban Affairs, was featured in the  National Academy of Public Administration's Black History Month Fellow Spotlight, discussing the importance of Black History Month. Dean Anglin shared, “Black History is a milestone, a marker, that conveys the very important message that a group of people undervalued in the past is now acknowledged and celebrated. The easiest way for a society to dominate another group, is to deny or eradicate that group’s history (good and bad). Yes, Black History is American history, indeed it is world history. For me, growing up, the month was a reminder that I mattered. I too had a narrative that is worth celebrating. The ensuing years has not diminished the meaning and importance of the month to me.” Among other activities, Dean Anglin said he celebrated Black History Month by watching the PBS series Eyes on the Prize, a tradition he honors every February.  
 
Dean Anglin also spoke on the importance of diversity in the workplace. “Diversity is critical for any ecosystem, any nation, any business, any community to survive and thrive. Appreciation of diversity brings resilience and improvement through adaptive learning and promoting social cohesion. For any organization to stay the course and accomplish its mission, valuing diversity has to be in the forefront,” he said. 
 
Read the full interview.  »