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Sonia Mañjon Encourages Wesleyan Community to Help Improve Diversity, Community Initiatives

Sonia BasSheva Mañjon, vice president for diversity and strategic partnerships

Sonia BasSheva Mañjon, vice president for diversity and strategic partnerships, helped launch the beginning of a campus-wide diversity initiative with an affirmative action component.

Diversity and civic engagement initiatives play a large role in President Michael S. Roth’s Preliminary Reflections On Planning from September 2009. To that end, the Wesleyan community is fortunate to have Sonia Mañjon at the helm of the Diversity and Strategic Partnerships as Vice President. Mañjon looks forward to working with students and other members of Wesleyan as the university makes its mark on the 21st century.

Back in the 1960s and ’70s, Wesleyan earned the informal moniker “Diversity University” in reference to the Vanguard classes that attended the school and the administration’s active recruitment of students of color. Since Wesleyan was the first of our peer institutions of to admit African Americans in large numbers, Mañjon has noticed that a common on campus perspective is that since Wesleyan was a leader in creating an ethnically diverse student body, there is not a need to evaluate and/or change our current methods.

Mañjon expressed that while Wesleyan’s legacy

Community Arts Discussed at Green Street

An Emerging Field in Liberal Arts Education" during the Green Street Arts Center Sunday Salon series Feb. 8. Mañjon explored how liberal arts institutions are integrating community engagement practices with art applications to produce both curricular and co-curricular content.

Sonia BasSheva Mañjon, vice president for diversity and strategic partnerships, speaks on "Community Arts in the Academy: An Emerging Field in Liberal Arts Education" during the Green Street Arts Center Sunday Salon series Feb. 8. Mañjon explored how liberal arts institutions are integrating community engagement practices with art applications to produce both curricular and co-curricular content.

Green Street Arts Center Topic at Cultural Identity Conference

Sonia BasSheva Mañjon, vice president for diversity and strategic partnerships, is a distinguished presenter at a cultural identity conference Oct. 23.

Sonia BasSheva Mañjon, vice president for diversity and strategic partnerships, is a distinguished presenter at a cultural identity conference Oct. 23.

Sonia BasSheva Mañjon, vice president for diversity and strategic partnerships, will investigate two partnerships between higher education institutions and urban communities during a conference at Trinity College Oct. 23.

The day-long event, titled “Cultural Identity through the Arts in Urban Communities,” will pursue how academic institutions can develop new and innovative collaborative projects with diverse communities in urban settings.