Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion


Dr. Kristi Kelly

Kristi J. Kelly, Ed.D.
Chief Diversity Officer,
Director of Multicultural
Student Services

In alignment with our Catholic identity and Lasallian heritage, diversity and inclusion are key to the Lewis University foundation. In the spirit of association and justice, two of Lewis’s five distinctive values, we are required and/or called to recognize and live out our institutional mission and commitment to diversity and inclusion as coexisting entities.

As a member of the Lewis University leadership team, collaborating with our stakeholders including the community is what makes the goal of being a welcoming and inclusive educational environment possible. Our collaborative efforts, both internal and external, promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in ways that aim to be transformative – inclusive excellence.

We celebrate diversity (i.e. culture, ethnicity, gender identity, intellectual ability, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and theological perspective) and seek to be inclusive by learning from and deep listening to students, faculty, and staff of our campus community.

Lewis, a teaching and learning community, declares itself a Sanctified Zone, one that treasures each member and values for human dignity.