The importance of Connection

Vice Chancellor Gipson and President Choi

Every month during the academic year, the Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity and the Provost’s Office host Connection – a gathering that offers support and community to faculty from all backgrounds and phases of their academic careers. I attended the most recent event and enjoyed sharing our progress as a university and answering faculty questions.

Left to right: Jeannette Porter, Professor, Michael S. Williams, Assistant Professor, Gerelyn Henry, MU Veterinary Health Center Director and Allison Nesbitt, Assistant Professor.
(Foreground, left to right) Professor Jeannette Porter, Assistant Professor Michael S. Williams, MU Veterinary Health Center Director Gerelyn Henry and Assistant Professor Allison Nesbitt

Connection helps faculty members thrive and achieve their goals at Mizzou. Programs like Connection are one of many ways we support the success of our faculty and their outstanding contributions to our land-grant mission of teaching, research and service.  

Connection attendees gathered in the Alumni Faculty Lounge in Memorial Union.

I’m grateful to IDE Vice Chancellor Maurice Gipson and Associate Provost for Faculty Success Candace Kuby for facilitating the session. I hope to attend again soon. 

— Mun