ODEI First Tuesday: Featuring Dr. Clyde Wilson Pickett from the University of Pittsburgh
February 2, 2021 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Contact: Ayodele Daré
The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion invites the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources community to attend the ODEI First Tuesday Event.
These monthly discussions are open to all though are geared toward graduate student concerns.
First Tuesday events are an opportunity to hear from diverse scholars and professionals from the agriculture and natural resources industry, government and higher education disciplines speak about their own career and life paths, as well as their research, work or opportunities in a variety of fields.
Register to receive the online participation details. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Background on Clyde Wilson Pickett
Dr. Clyde Wilson Pickett currently serves as the vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion at the University of Pittsburgh and was appointed to this position after a national search in 2020. Prior to his current appointment, Pickett served as chief diversity officer for Minnesota State University and before that he served as special assistant to the president for diversity and inclusion at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Pickett completed his bachelor's degree in agricultural economics from the University of Kentucky and his master's degree in adult and higher education leadership with an emphasis in counseling and multiculturalism from Morehead State University. He completed his doctoral degree at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Education with a focus on language, literacy and culture.
Pickett is recognized as a national leader in advancing diversity and inclusions initiatives and strategy in higher education. He is the founder of two educational consulting firms that specialize in diversity, equity and inclusion training, strategic planning, program development, management services and executive leadership development. As a scholar, Pickett's work focuses on both institutional support for students of color in higher education and strategic development for equity strategy in organizations. He is the co-author for the book "Inclusive Directions: The Role of the Chief Diversity Officer in Community College Leadership."
A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Pickett is an active board member for both local and national organizations. He is the father of two adult children Destiny and Alexander.
The CANR Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion offers First Tuesdays events as an opportunity for MSU graduate students, faculty, visiting scholars, guest speakers and peers to interact outside of the classroom. Guest speakers include diverse scholars and professionals from the agriculture and natural resources industry, government and higher education disciplines.