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Leading Edge Webinar - Committing to DEIB in a Continuing Climate of Change

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How is strategic planning in higher education changing, or is it?

This webinar will share findings from RHB’s latest research, describing overall trends in 54 strategic plans that launched in 2022 or 2023—years in which many campuses have returned to “normal” function while the pandemic and social justice movements of 2020 are still fresh. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging continues to be a major emphasis across strategic plans, even though the political and judicial climate has made the work more challenging. This webinar will also delve into the ways in which institutions maintain their momentum in achieving DEIB-related progress, helping attendees gauge which DEIB approaches will best fit their institutional contexts and select language and actions that align with institutional strategic goals.


Rob Zinkan, Ed.D., is Vice President for Marketing Leadership at RHB. He brings 25 years of experience in higher education with a focus on reputation enhancement, resource development, and the breaking down of organizational silos. Rob joined RHB in 2019 after 17 years at Indiana University in a variety of senior roles from campus-level vice chancellor to system-wide associate vice president.


Aimee Hoseman joined RHB in January 2020 after serving as faculty at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She also taught at Colorado College, Texas State University and the University of Texas at Austin. A noted linguistic and sociocultural anthropologist trained in studying the relationships of language, culture and identity in contexts including higher ed, Aimee works across RHB’s practices including creative and research projects, organizational assessment and executive and DEIB counsel. She earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in anthropology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and her B.A. in anthropology at Idaho State University.