The role of the steering committee — focused on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) — is to recommend to the Wofford College Board of Trustees a strategic plan and vision for an equitable and just Wofford for the future. The committee’s work includes collecting and reporting relevant disaggregated data, facilitating listening sessions with a variety of stakeholder groups, amplifying and building on equity work already being done, and helping build and sustain an equity-focused and equity-informed culture at Wofford.

Vision Statement

Vision Statement

This new visioning process makes institutional diversity, equity and inclusion the full responsibility of the entire college community. It’s Wofford’s commitment to the future.

Vision Statement
The Committee

The Committee

A 16-member steering committee consisting of student representatives, faculty, staff, alumni and trustees is leading the visioning process focused on justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.

The Committee
Dr. Debora Johnson-Ross

Dr. Debora Johnson-Ross

Johnson-Ross is serving as senior consultant to the college during the visioning process. She has extensive experience in education, administration, finance, social entrepreneurship, service learning and leadership development.

Dr. Debora Johnson-Ross
Working Groups

Working Groups

The JEDI Committee will focus on five areas and committee members serve on working groups focused on each topic.

Working Groups
WG Reports

WG Reports

Reports from the working groups.

WG Reports
Listening Sessions

Listening Sessions

The JEDI Committee wants to hear from others and listening sessions are being scheduled with students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents of Wofford students, friends of the college and the greater Spartanburg community.

Listening Sessions
Data and Readings

Data and Readings

Here is what the committee is reading to inform our work. Please join us in our readings and check back often as we update the list.

Data and Readings
Student Researchers

Student Researchers

A team of student researchers and a junior consultant supporting the process.

Student Researchers
Q&A with JEDI

Q&A with JEDI

Learning more about the college’s new strategic vision

Q&A with JEDI