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Inclusivity & Diversity at MIAD

MIAD is committed to providing a safe educational environment, free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. We foster tolerance, sensitivity, understanding and mutual respect. Embracing diversity is one of MIAD’s Core Values; inclusivity is central to our community.

Richard Anderson-MartinezWe’d like to Welcome Richard Anderson Martinez as MIAD’s new Director of Inclusivity. 

Prior to joining MIAD, Richard served as the Director of the Office of Intercultural Student Engagement at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. In his career, Richard has implemented: gender-inclusive housing; all-gender restrooms; prayer/meditation rooms; a bias incident reporting form; Halal meals in dining halls; and a Cultural Council for students. 

He has served as the primary contact and coordinator of student support services for students of color, queer and transgender students, and students from diverse faith backgrounds. He coordinated accreditation compliance; created a Safe Space program and served as lead facilitator for over 500 people; managed all aspects of a co-curricular diversity leadership certificate, including trainings, service opportunities, and assessment; and coordinated a Diversity Lecture Series, working in collaboration with faculty, staff, and off-campus community partners. 

Richard’s office is 240, and his email is

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