College of Business and Innovation

COBI Diversity and Inclusion


College of Business and Innovation's Diversity Mission Statement:

We, the College of Business and Innovation, are committed to preparing a diverse body of students for life-long careers as leaders and contributing professionals, and enhancing the world of business practice. In so doing, we support the mission of The University of Toledo, a student-centered public metropolitan research institution, primarily through a balanced emphasis on the development and superior delivery of business degree programs at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels, contribution of influential research and publications, and engagement with our community in general and the business community in particular as well as serving as a resource for regional economic development. The College promotes and is dedicated to an environment conducive to innovation and continuous improvement through a shared set of core values and commitments that include mutual respect, professional development, ethical conduct, individual accountability, diversity, equal opportunity, and freedom of inquiry and expression.     

Diversity Committee's Mission Statement:

The College Diversity Committee is committed to promoting a culture of diversity within the  College of Business and Innovation (COBI), and updating and implementing the approved COBI Diversity plan. The Committee will work through information dissemination, development, education, awareness, and assessment of the College’s progress in improving COBI’s climate for faculty, staff and students. The Committee should encourage and assist the Dean in addressing diversity issues and striving for continuous improvement through diversity initiatives. 

College of Business & Innovation Diversity Plan

Diversity Committee 

Craig Turner
Craig A Turner, M.Ed.

Director of Diversity & Inclusion
Phone: 419-530-5344

Committee Members

Ainsworth A. Bailey; Associate Professor of Marketing & International Business
Bassam Hasan; Professor of Information Operations & Technology Management
Mai Dao; Associate Professor of Accounting
Amy O'Donnell; Senior Lecturer of Management
Sam Okoroafo; Professor of Marketing and International Business

Multicultural Calendar: Calendar of Observances


UToledo Diversity Links

University of Toledo Office for Diversity and Inclusion
University of Toledo Strategic Plan for Diversity

Employment Links

Diversity Employment
Workplace Diversity

Last Updated: 1/2/20