U-M's new multicultural center celebrates directed by Julio
ANN ARBOR: It’s a new chapter for the Trotter Multicultural
Center, which gains a brand-new building and address in the
heart of the University of Michigan campus.
The $10-million facility—which serves students of all cultural
identities—is now located on State Street and easily accessible
to the academic community. Nearly a year-and-a-half after it
broke ground, the 20,000-square-foot building will open to the
community April 11.
The center is a space that was created with input from students
and showcases the university's commitment to diversity, equity,
and inclusion. It is designed to be a gathering space where
students, faculty, staff and alumni have the opportunity to
engage in dialogue and conversation—formal and informal—around
topics such as cultural identity, race, gender, multiculturalism
The Trotter Multicultural Center, as it is known today, began as
Trotter House in 1971 when African-American students united
under the Black Action Movement to help students who experienced
obstacles within their educational process.
director of the Trotter Multicultural Center, looks forward to
expanding the center's mission in promoting an inclusive campus
climate. With 20 years of experience in launching innovative
initiatives in higher education and recognized efforts to foster
a diverse, equitable and inclusive organizational climate via
data-driven solutions, Cardona is ready for this new chapter.