University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Dr. LaVar Charleston Joins Wisconsin Governor’s Equity Advisory Council

Dr. LaVar Charleston, University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Education’s associate dean for equity, diversity, and inclusion, has been named to Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’s advisory council on equity and inclusion.

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Charleston joins 29 other appointments to the council, which will first meet on Feb. 19. Dawn Crim, the secretary-designee of Wisconsin’s Department of Safety and Professional Services, will be council chair.

“Most of us on this council have been doing this work in our organizations and communities for as long as we can remember,” Crim said in a statement. “We have been building each other up, helping each other find paths to success, and creating opportunities when none were available to us. It was always important work and it made an impact.

“This council enables us to combine our efforts to take them to the next level. We will work together to leverage our experience and expertise for the benefit of the entire state — because a diverse, equitable, and inclusive society truly does benefit all of us.”