About Us

Dr. Leah K. Cox,
Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion

Welcome to the website of the Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion.  The Special Assistant serves as support for students, faculty and staff to provide resources, programs and advocacy on diversity and inclusion at the University of Mary Washington. This website has information about diversity programs, initiatives and resources on campus and beyond. The University continues to strive towards a more welcoming and inclusive environment for all, with the support and commitment of the entire UMW community.

Underneath the guidance of the Office of the President, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion was created to provide leadership and to develop the University’s academic and programmatic diversity and inclusion efforts. The main focus is to increase and promote an institutional infrastructure which harbors the acceptance of everyone. This office also serves as a home to the Title IX coordinator, who provides oversight to all Title IX complaints and identifies and addresses any issues that arise during the review of such complaints; and the Ombudsman, who serves as the alternate resource for all students, faculty and staff to complement other existing channels of communication and to serve as a resource and a neutral party for those who may have college-related concerns.

Thank you for your interest and commitment to diversity and inclusion. If we can be of further assistance, please contact us.

Dr. Leah Cox

Special Assistant to the President

Office of Diversity and Inclusion