Student Association logo. Image obtained from the UWL Student Association Facebook Page.

Andrew Bates, Student Government Reporter
March 25, 2022

On Wednesday, March 23, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Student Association (SA) met with multiple guest speakers who covered a range of topics, including racial equity, admissions and recruitment, and the concerns expressed by some School of Education (SOE) students.  

Vice Chancellor for Diversity & Inclusion Barbara Stewart joined SA to discuss UWL’s Policy Group on Race and what they’re doing to break down racial barriers. This group makes recommendations to alter or propose new policies with the aim of creating a more equitable experience for students, faculty, and staff of color. According to their site, the group’s goal is “to improve our campus and eliminate unjust obstacles for people of color.” 

“The group was commissioned by Chancellor Gow in reaction to some of our national tragedies–George Floyd and many others–to look at what we’re doing here around UWL that impacts the barrier around race,” said Stewart. 

Vice Chancellor Stewart went on to take questions from senators, and further explain her role and what the policy group is working on. According to Stewart, they currently have fourteen staff and faculty members, and she said that they’re searching for a new student representative. 

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Admissions & Recruitment Corey Sj