Message from the Interim Vice President
Since the creation of the DDCE in 2007 we have made a remarkable impact on the campus and in the community. The division has the distinction of being a national model for diversity and community engagement both within higher education and in the corporate space.
My goal is to build upon that legacy by placing a strong emphasis on campus climate issues. This starts by partnering with other units across campus to increase the number of low-income, underrepresented, and first-generation college students who attend and graduate from UT, and it involves engaging across the city and state with communities that produce these amazing students.
I am looking forward to a phenomenal year making a difference in the lives of students, faculty, and staff at one of the finest public research institutions in the nation.
Leonard N. Moore
Interim Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement
George Littlefield Professor of American History
About the Division
The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement is a national model for integrating diversity and community engagement into the core mission of a university. It works with a broad range of student, faculty, staff, and community constituents to help The University of Texas at Austin connect its intellectual resources to communities across Texas and offer education to those who may face the greatest challenges in accessing it. The Division focuses on four core pillars: campus culture, community engagement, education pipeline, and research.
The DDCE cultivates an inclusive campus culture that actively and intentionally engages diverse people, ideas, and perspectives to create a vibrant learning and working environment.
UT Austin fulfills its mission by serving the people of Texas as a catalyst for positive social change. The DDCE accomplishes this goal by leveraging its intellectual resources to cultivate partnerships that address significant issues across Texas.
Children from underrepresented groups who are entering the Texas educational pipeline deserve both the opportunity to enroll and thrive in college. The DDCE is committed to increasing the success of students from PreK through 12th grade.
The DDCE offers the academic support, mentoring, and tutoring students need to succeed at a tier-one university, obtain research experience, and gain exposure to graduate school.
Expanding knowledge and inspiring discovery are at the heart of UT Austin. The DDCE advances the university’s research mission by disseminating knowledge about the value of academic and campus diversity and community engagement.