Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The MSU Extension Diversity and Multiculturalism office is committed to supporting all Extension employees reach their goals of providing effective and inclusive programs for the diverse residents of Michigan's communities.  We also provide assistance and resources related to the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce, professional development for staff, a multicultural resource library, funding resources and customized learning opportunities.  Additionally, we seek to work with staff and Michigan communities to work toward inclusive, equitable and supportive work and living environments for.

Learn more about MSU Extension's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion on our MSU Extension DEI page.

Culturally Inclusive College Reporting System

MSU Extension and the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) are committed to a culturally inclusive, safe and supportive environment that is free from any and all forms of discrimination, bias, stereotyping, harassment and assault. (See more in the CANR DEI Statement.)

The Culturally Inclusive College (CIC) Sharing System was developed to allow CANR to track and respond to behaviors and situations that work in favor or against our goals of a safe and supportive environment.

At this time, the CIC Sharing System is closed for review and revision to better serve and meet the needs of the CANR community. It will be updated here when the form reopens. 


Dionardo Pizaña and Imelda Galdamez are our specialists in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Dionardo will be retiring at the end of 2023.

Imelda Galdamez

Imelda Galdamez

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Specialist