Carnegie Mellon University
May 24, 2021

Michael Young Named MCS’s Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Michael Young will join Carnegie Mellon University's Mellon College of Science as the first associate dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Young will further the college’s and university’s DEI mission by fostering a diverse and inclusive community that supports our faculty, staff and students.

He will work closely with department heads and MCS leadership to implement DEI-focused initiatives, programs and practices at the departmental and college level.

“Michael joining MCS as associate dean for DEI is a turning point for the college. We as a community are making an invested, long-term commitment to confront privilege, prejudice, discrimination, bias and racial injustice,” said Glen de Vries Dean Rebecca Doerge. “A known change-maker, Michael has the right knowledge and experience to guide the college to become a more welcoming and supportive place to work and learn.”

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