Beyond Diversity: You Belong Here
Chief Diversity Officer
Kimbaya S. Brown
For more than 20 years, Kimbaya (Kim) Brown has served in progressively responsible positions at USM, including her 15-year tenure with the McNair Scholars Program, a federal TRIO program funded by the United States Department of Education, with the mission of preparing academically talented students from disadvantaged backgrounds for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. She holds a Master of Science in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from USM. She is an active member of the Hattiesburg community, having served as an Area Development Partnership Ambassador, a member of the Leadership Pine Belt Class of 2019, and a member of the Hattiesburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement
Providing transformative experiences to foster the growth and development of historically underserved communities.
Story and Documentary
A Measure of Progress:
The Clyde Kennard Story
Clyde Kennard, a civil rights pioneer, led the way in desegregation in higher education in Mississippi.
Watch A Measure of Progress: The Clyde Kennard Story, a documentary produced with the hope to spark an open dialogue about race relations and make Kennard's voice heard, not just at the University, but in the community.
Student Organizations Explore the diversity & inclusion related organizations at USM!
Take a Course
Contemporary Issues in Indian Country
Introduction to Black Studies
Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies
Attend a Signature Event
MLK DAY OF SERVICE Participate in a day of service in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.