Working@ Chapman Will Resume Regular Schedule Next Week

Thank you for your patience as we work out the kinks on the new Working@Chapman design! This week we only have one W@C newsletter but will be back to the regular scheduling of two per week going forward.

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Michael Houston ’97 New Chief Counsel for the Southern California Association of Governments

Michael Houston ’97 has been appointed Chief Counsel for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the nation’s largest metropolitan planning organization. Houston, who has a BS in political...

Portrait of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery painted on pee chee folder.

The Escalette Partners With Students and Community to Build Equity

In the spring of 2019, a group of Chapman University students approached the Escalette Collection with a specific request: to see and hear from artists they felt were underrepresented in the collection...

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For Mental Health Awareness Month, Enjoy a Special Four-Part Series of the “Healthy Brain, Healthy Mind” Podcast

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, catch Chapman’s Director of Wellbeing Dr. Jay Kumar for a special series of the “Healthy Brain, Healthy Mind” podcast. The four-part series will feature...

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WSJ: Lots of Jobs Await the Class of 2021. So Does Plenty of Competition.

Our Voices: Diversity Equity and Inclusion @Chapman

The fabric of the Chapman community is made up of diverse faces, identities, thoughts, experiences, perspectives, ideas and dreams. Each of us has a unique story to tell and experiences that we can all learn from to keep Chapman moving forward. The best way to create real change is to understand who we are today, and have honest conversations and dialogue about what we want to see tomorrow.

Our Voices: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Chapman is a new effort that will help share the experiences of the Chapman community and build more transparency on the actions being taken to advance a culture of inclusion and equity at our campuses. As part of this new initiative, and in the spirit of both the Chapman Diversity Project and the longstanding “I Am Chapman” campaign, we are introducing new platforms to hear from our own community.

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Chapman University Celebrates Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month 

This April, Chapman University is celebrating the vast and rich contributions, stories and experiences of those from Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi heritage with a month-long series of virtual events. Join us as we honor and stand in solidarity with the APIDA community.


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Strategic Progress Update

This section highlights concrete actions underway across the university based on Chapman’s Strategic Plan for Diversity and Inclusion, the Black Student Union (BSU) 12-point action plan, faculty and staff’s roadmap for diversity, equity and inclusion and other initiatives taking place across the Orange and Rinker campuses.

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Fowler School of Law’s Most Diverse Class in its History

This year, Fowler School of Law welcomed not only the strongest class in its history, but also its most diverse, with 50% diversity representation and its highest percentage of first generation college students, at 35%. “Fostering greater inclusion and equity in the legal profession is a top priority for the law school,” said Dean Matt Parlow.

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Simon Family Foundation Funds Crean College Scholarships for Underserved Students Facing Adversity

Through a gift from Simon Family Foundations, Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences provides 10 full-tuition scholarships each year to underserved students facing adversity, so that they can complete their master’s in medical science degree and become physicians assistants.

Diversity Training Now Required for New Undergraduate Students

In August 2020, the first-ever We Are Chapman requirement for new undergraduates during orientation was added, with the possibility that this diversity training would extend to incoming graduate students as well. The effort was spearheaded by Cross-Cultural Center Assistant Leads Natalia Ventura and Preetha Raj.

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Our Voices Video Series

Our Voices Video Series

The Our Voices Video Series offers a space for members of our campus community to share their stories and their experiences. Each video will be honest and unscripted, giving participants the opportunity to talk candidly about their experiences at Chapman and in their lives

President of Chapman’s Latinx Staff & Faculty Forum Gabriela Castañeda, Ed.D., and Associate Professor at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts Sally Rubin discuss the importance of celebrating Women’s Herstory Month in a way that recognizes all women and the range of identities they hold.  


Chapman Professors Keith Howard, Ph.D, and Desirée Crèvecoeur-MacPhail, Ph.D, who also serve as president and vice president of the new Black Staff and Faculty Forum, sit down to discuss the importance of Black History Month in light of the present political and social climate.

Associate Director of Student Community Support and Development Justin Riley and student Natalia Ventura engage in authentic dialogue on issues related to identity, race, the Chapman experience and more!

Special Collections & Archives Librarian Annie Tang and Archives Technician John Carlo Encarnacion discuss a special and very personal highlight of their Chapman career – curating a library exhibit on the history of Filipino/a and Filipino/a-American students in California and at Chapman.

Our Voices

Our Voices offer a glimpse into the heartbeat of Chapman – our students, faculty and staff. Separately, these images depict personal experiences, but collectively, they will illustrate the larger story of the Chapman experience.

News and Stories

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Statement from the Office of the President: Standing with AAPI Communities