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Creating the Path Forward

The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity hosted a virtual summit on racial equity on Oct. 15, 2020.

Lead Facilitator

Joretha Johnson, founder, Advanced Transformational Technologies, Inc., and member, NC State Chancellor’s African American Community Advisory Council (CAACAC) will led a group of community teams selected to represent the university in advancing action toward the most critical issues facing NC State University in regard to racial equity.

Johnson’s areas of expertise include leadership and organizational development, strategy development and implementation, continuous improvement methodologies and high-speed/high performance manufacturing operations. She recently returned to her role as President of Advanced Transformational Technologies; a business resource for fast-track leadership development, building sustainable enterprises, and navigating complex organizational transformations.

Joretha G. Johnson, B.S. Engineering, M.S. Management (Organizational Development)

  • President/CEO – Advanced Transformational Technologies
  • Director –  Organizational Development, Arauco North America
  • Plant Manager/Associate Director – Procter & Gamble

Why a Summit?

NC State’s Racial Equity Summit emerged as one of a series of focused, intentional events proposed by Vice Provost Sheri Schwab in July 2020 in response to numerous national and local events calling for more to be done in the fight for racial justice. Leaning in to this opportunity, Schwab presented several new initiatives. The Summit was one of the key initiatives.

From Chancellor Woodson:

This year has seen a range of challenges for higher education; one challenge North Carolina State University accepts with gratitude is the movement toward anti-racism and racial equity. One key initiative we have is to host a Racial Equity Summit on October 15, 2020.

Feedback and Questions

Participants represented undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, administrators, community members and alumni to help bring a wide array of experiences and ideas needed to move the university forward.

If you are interested in participating in a future Summit, look for developing opportunities in the coming months.

Contact the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity with any questions.