Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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    The AIU’s Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is responsible for the design and implementation of meaningful organization-wide DEI efforts that help shape a healthy and inclusive culture where everyone can grow and thrive.

    The office is led by Michael Jones, director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. In addition to overseeing and implementing internal AIU initiatives, Jones also serves school districts and delivers DEI learning opportunities to educators in Allegheny County.

    A committed agent of change, Jones formerly worked as a senior associate within the Campus and Emerging Talent programs at a major banking corporation, performing recruiting and diversity management activities. Outside of his professional duties, Jones has served as the Pittsburgh regional co-chair of IMPACT, an employee resource group for promoting the advancement of multi-ethnic/racial employees within the region. He previously held positions in higher education in both enrollment management and career development.