School of Applied Sciences
The University of Mississippi

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Applied Sciences


The School of Applied Sciences is dedicated to developing, encouraging, and inspiring a diverse culture of inclusion and respect for all.


All will be welcome, will belong, and will flourish.

Guiding Principles

  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to the fulfillment of the mission and vision of UM SAS.
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the UM environment and enhance the experiences of all UM constituents.

Dean’s Message

The School of Applied Sciences is a place for everyone to flourish. We respect the dignity of every person. We recognize and celebrate the diverse cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, talents and skills of our people. We acknowledge that our organization is much stronger because of the aggregate intellectual capital, the energy, performance and productivity that comes from a diverse and inclusive environment. Diversity creates unmatched educational experiences. Inclusion fosters understanding, compassion, innovation and interdisciplinary community engagement. It is for these reasons that the School of Applied Sciences, her departments, degree programs and centers are committed to nurturing a healthy environment for everyone and enriching all we do with diversity, equity and inclusion.

I am dedicated to encouraging and inspiring a culture of inclusion and respect for all. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee has developed a plan and prepared the way for deliberate organizational improvement in how we respect, honor and serve each other.  Ours is an ongoing commitment and a continuous process. I am excited about our journey together!

Peter W. Grandjean