What can undergraduate business schools do to become more inclusive?

Ernst & Young recently released a new report called "Is your campus environment inclusive?" at the American Accounting Association's annual meeting in San Francisco, outlining four key action areas schools can adopt to move forward to more inclusiveness: institutional commitment and accountability; curriculum development; student recruitment and development; and faculty recruitment and development.

You can download the full report at www.ey.com/us/campus_inclusiveness.

During the same meeting, E&Y also announced its 2010 Inclusive Excellence Award Winners - five accounting and business school faculty who were chosen for their ability to create positive change:

Araya Debessay, accounting and MIS professor, University of Delaware. Debessay has been a member of the faculty for more than 30 years, and is a champion of hiring qualified minority faculty.

George Gamble, professor of accountancy and taxation, University of Houston. Gamble is the director of the Institute for Diversity and Cross-Cultural Management at UH's C.T. Bauer College of Business.

William Wells, senior accounting lecturer, University of Washington. Wells receives credit for "single-handedly driving efforts to recruit minority students to major and graduate."

Stevie Watson, assistant professor of supply chain management and marketing sciences, Rutgers State University.

Ingrid Fisher, associate professor and chair of accounting and law, State University of New York at Albany. She's been developing an inclusive program for the accounting and law program.

Congrats to all the winners!

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