The College of Visual and Performing Arts’ diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts are led by Carol Ruffin, director of the college’s Office of Student Success, and Milton Laufer, director of the Setnor School of Music.

Carol Ruffin portrait.“I look forward to co-chairing with Dr. Laufer to advance the diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in VPA. I plan to collaborate with our talented and creative students, faculty, and staff as a valuable resource to support the design of innovative initiatives. I hope that as a result, members of our VPA community feel they are seen and heard as well as represented.”          Carol Ruffin

Milton Laufer“Las artes, el diseño, y la retorica son grandes unificadores para la gente de todos los ámbitos de la vida. Me entusiasma trabajar con Dr. Ruffin y los integrantes de todo el VPA para fortalecer nuestra capacidad creativa a través de la diversidad y la inclusión.” [“The arts, design, and commentary are great unifiers of people from all walks of life. I’m excited to work with Dr. Ruffin and constituents from across VPA to strengthen our creative capacity through diversity and inclusion.”] Milton Laufer

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For more information about diversity and inclusion initiatives at Syracuse University, visit diversity.syr.edu.