Our Office

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management is proud to be one of the first top-tier business schools to have an office focused on supporting the rising generation of women, Black, Indigenous, Latinx/Hispanic, and LGBTQ leaders.

Located in 142 Sage Hall, the office is led by Derron Borders, director,  with support from Nicole LaFave, assistant director, and  Patty Gabriel, program and office coordinator. ODI is a resource to all Johnson prospective students, faculty, staff, corporate partners, alumni, and current students, including those students at the Cornell Tech campus in New York City, and across Johnson’s three Executive MBA programs.

Our Mission

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion fosters a diverse community of equity, inclusion, and belonging within the SC Johnson Graduate School of Management in order to promote emotional safety so that all students, staff, faculty, alumni, and external partners can show up as their authentic selves and thrive to build sustainable, shared prosperity.

Make sure to keep up with us by following us on Instagram or reading out latest weekly newsletter: Diversity Connection, January 31, 2023.



Upcoming Events


Premier Prospective Applicant Hosting Events

Johnson Women in Business

September 30 – October 1, 2022

Johnson Women in Business (JWIB) is our female student hosting event. Find out what our business school experience is really like from current Johnson women, faculty, staff and alumnae.

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Johnson Means Business

October 21 – 22, 2022

Johnson Means Business (JMB) is our diverse student weekend. Learn about our MBA programs, and how to position yourself as a top candidate for MBA admissions.

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Johnson Military Preview

November 11, 2022

Johnson Military Preview (JMP) is our annual veteran student hosting event.

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Johnson's commitment to antiracism

Dean Nelson outlines preliminary action steps to combat racism, which include new programmatic and philanthropic resources, measurable targets for increased representation, and student and alumni impact.

Learn More About Our Action Plan