The College of Visual and Performing Arts’ diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts are led by Carol Ruffin, director of the college’s Office of Academic and Career Advising, and Emily Goldstein Nolan, professor of practice in the Department of Creative Arts Therapy.

Carol Ruffin portrait.
Carol Ruffin
Emily Nolan
Emily Goldstein Nolan

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Featured image: The Inclusive Music Recording Studio is a two-week summer camp hosted at SubCat Studios in Syracuse that brings youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities together with music education graduate students to collaboratively operate a recording studio. The studio was developed by Setnor School of Music faculty members Jim Abbott and John Coggiola.