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ALCE Equity and Inclusion

The Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education commits to developing a community that reflects and uplifts the cultural diversity of all our students, staff, and faculty through our teaching, research, Extension, and outreach agendas and activities.  The ALCE Equity and Inclusion Working Group supports this commitment through internal and external initiatives, workshops, trainings, and partnerships to provide and share resources and opportunities so that all students, staff, and faculty feel accepted, included, and respected.  We also raise awareness about the ways we can individually and collectively recognize and address the systemic injustices that continue to persist within our society and university.  

Our Equity and Inclusion Working Group meets monthly and welcomes your participation and feedback. To learn more, please contact any member of the working group:

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Chevon Thorpe, PhD
Assistant Dean of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity
1350 Litton-Reaves Hall, Virginia Tech
175 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: (540) 232-8702 | Email:

Dorsey Massey, LMSW
DEI Program Manager
2210 Litton-Reaves Hall, Virginia Tech
175 West Campus Dr.
Blacksburg, VA  24061

Virginia Cooperative Extension

Crystal Tyler-Mackey, PhD
Extension Leader for Equity and Inclusion
Virginia Tech Richmond Center
2810 N. Parham Rd.
Richmond, VA 23294
Phone: 804-527-4235 | Email: