It’s not about doing more. It’s also about doing more, more successfully.
That’s what Idie Kesner, dean of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, says of the school’s recent efforts to increase diversity in its student and faculty ranks. They are pronounced efforts — but despite having launched more than 100 initiatives in recent years aimed at broadening the school’s appeal to under-represented minorities and women, Kesner and Kelley aren’t done. This summer and fall, as the country reeled from waves of racial unrest, the Kelley School — one of the founding members of the groundbreaking civil rights-era Consortium for Graduate Study in Management — launched two major undertakings: a committee of students, faculty, and staff with a mandate to examine the B-school’s systems for issues of inequity and make recommendations to address them; and The Commons, a sort of monthly community-wide roundtable for discussions about diversity, equity,