LIVONIA, MICH. – This year’s list of Crain's Detroit Business Notable Leaders in DEI champions diverse workforces, equitable and just financing, affordable housing and education, and inclusive, welcoming opportunities. They hold difficult conversations, create innovative opportunities, and take training to a higher level across industries in Southeast Michigan.
Nominated by their peers, colleagues, friends, and family, this batch of Notable Leaders in DEI were selected for their career accomplishments, track records of success, and impact in their fields and communities.
Jesse Cox, Madonna's chief diversity officer, was featured, along with 61 leaders in Southeast Michigan, in the Nov. 13 edition of Crain's weekly business publication. His profile in Crain's:
Jesse Cox, who joined Madonna University five years ago, serves on the school’s senior leadership team and president’s cabinet. He revived and works collaboratively with the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging standing committee, which includes student representatives, to enhance DEIB campus-wide.
“Jesse is a real DEIB champion,” said Sister Nancy Marie Jamroz, co-director, of the Center for Catholic Studies and Interfaith Dialogue at Madonna University.
Cox worked with the school’s Student Government to ensure students have Martin Luther King Jr. Day off and have celebratory events throughout January. Now he is advocating for a DEIB minor degree program, to provide an accessibility map for differently-abled students and to create heritage events to deepen understanding on campus.
The full article can be viewed on Crain's Detroit.