Equity is salient in the academy; however, the lens is focused on students and not faculty. Affording faculty of color, the same respect, honor, and opportunities white individual possess are critical. Discounting credit and recognizing individuals’ achievements based on the color of their skin transpired unfortunately. Emphasis has been provided necessitating the need to have diverse leadership in higher education to reflect the population of students. This exemplifies what students have voiced and provides support for the growing diverse population matriculating through higher education. Ensuring that recruitment for faculty of color and ongoing support is extended is paramount. Removing gaps and setting all individuals up for success is necessary.


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