Harold Washington Legacy Award recipient Kiera Carpenter with Mike Bryson, Loisteen Woods Walker and Andrae Marak

Read about Roosevelt’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the 2023 edition of the Roosevelt Review. Since the University was founded in 1945 to expand higher education for anyone who sought it, regardless of background, Roosevelt has welcomed all students regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, economic status, gender, sexuality or age. This latest Roosevelt Review spotlights current students, esteemed alumni and ongoing initiatives that are a testament to our DEI mission. The featured Lakers in this current edition include:

  • Lucia Lucas—a CCPA alumna and the first openly transgender person to perform a major role on the American stage.
  • Kiera Carpenter—the inaugural recipient of the Harold Washington Legacy Scholarship who strives to increase Black representation in the environmental sciences.
  • Yue Li—a Roosevelt psychology professor who pushes her students to explore the intersectionality of race, gender, sexual orientation and class in human behavior.
  • Lyvette Medina Jones—A Roosevelt alumna who serves as a project specialist for the CTA’s diversity programs.

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