In her new role, she will execute the College’s vision to build and sustain a diverse and inclusive environment by developing, implementing and continually assessing strategies and programs to enhance the College’s environment.
MU Engineering Director of Diversity and Outreach Initiatives Tojan Rahhal is the new Strategic Direction Chair for the National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA).
The center, which opened in 2017, launched as a welcoming space for students, faculty and staff within the College of Engineering. The program is spearheaded by Director of Diversity and Outreach Initiatives Tojan Rahhal, who began her work with the space back in March 2017.
The University of Missouri STEM Cubs Program received the 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education.
The College of Engineering recently received grants totaling $355,770 as part of the UM System and MU Inclusive Excellence plan to support a variety of inclusivity efforts within the College.
Find Your EDGEs combines the expertise areas of both of its founders — engineering for Tojan Rahhal and social science for Miguel Ayllon — in order to provide hands-on training in leadership, diversity and project management skills in a global context.
The Mizzou chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) claimed Most Outstanding Large Organization honors, and Mizzou Students’ Underwater Robotics Foundation (SURF) nabbed the title of Best New Organization at the Chancellor’s Excellence Awards in April.