At Collat, we prepare students for success as leaders and professionals, in Birmingham and beyond, using a balanced approach to teaching, research and service. To support this mission, we have developed and are implementing a detailed 2025 Strategic Plan that incorporates diversity, equity and inclusion as key foundational components of success. We endeavor to educate the next generation of business leaders and professionals to be culturally and socially sensitive to the diverse backgrounds of fellow students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders. Our intention is to strengthen and empower students to develop and use their knowledge to engage and serve our community. We are also committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation.