Our mission is to champion equity and inclusion and, in particular, to advocate for inclusive excellence and equity so that UAB students, faculty, staff, community partners and friends can flourish and excel. Our mission is inspired by what we value, what we learn from research and what we teach and share with the world. It is our goal to inspire our people to take a courageous step to inspire equity and inclusive excellence throughout our state, nation and world, every day.
Dr. Wolfe currently serves as the Assistant Vice President, Campus and Community Engagement in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) for the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). In this role, he assists the Vice President of ODEI engage all of the UAB systems in the work of developing and implementing the University's equity and diversity vision framework; and participate in long-term planning, policy and strategy development to move forward the ODEI agenda. Additionally, he provides leadership and oversight for the planning and designing of programs, services and initiatives that support student access and success and work to meet the needs of various communities, internally and externally while acting on behalf of the Vice President as needed. Wolfe also provides supervision for a number of ODEI scholarship programs; serve as initial point of contact for student issues that come to ODEI; works with partners in developing or enhancing policies and programming that meet the needs of a diverse student body; and serves at the pleasure of the Vice President to establish and nurture relationships across the state of Alabama with a special emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion efforts for the UAB campus and its surrounding communities.
Campus and Community Engagement (CACE), a unit within the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, aims to nourish a UAB climate and culture through the promotion of social responsibility and inclusive excellence via education, training, service, and the advancement of intercultural appreciation. Together, we seek to leverage the university's mission and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as a resource to foster greater academic discourse that leads to intentional community engagement, particularly for historically underrepresented and marginalized communities through four focus areas: education access and success, climate and intergroup relations, research and scholarship, and community building.