Approximately 130 people attended the 2017 Multicultural Faculty and Staff Reception, held Aug. 24 at the Georgia Museum of Art.
Michelle Garfield Cook, associate provost for institutional diversity and chief diversity officer, welcomed guests to the event, saying it is "an opportunity to stop and reflect on the value of faculty and staff from various backgrounds." She added that "diversity is critical to the learning environment that we create for UGA students and for the welcoming and inclusive environment that we all continue to build as members of the UGA community." Cook stated that "UGA is a great place to work because of the community reflected in this room. Each of us are contributors and benefactors of the difference that we all bring to this institution."
UGA President Jere W. Morehead also greeted new faculty and staff at the reception. "We are thrilled that you are here, and we hope that this is the start of a very long and prosperous relationship between the University of Georgia and all of you," he said.