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Maurice Nelson: From Values to Action
Episode 830th January 2023 • Diversity Straight Up • Corridor Media Group
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Today’s guest on Diversity Straight Up is Maurice Nelson, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer of Sacred Heart University.

Anthony and Sarika talk with Maurice about the unique work of serving as an advocate for social justice and DEI in a religious institution, how his "non-negotiable values" informed his position to take on the job, how they're dramatically increased enrollment in a short period of time, how he navigates a unique working relationship with his boss, and much more.

Learn more about Sacred Heart University, visit To learn more about Maurice, you can visit his LinkedIn here:

This season of Diversity Straight Up is sponsored by ACT, Alliant Energy, and Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust.

This is Diversity Straight Up, hosted by Sarika Bhakta and Anthony Arrington, the monthly podcast where the duo dig into the topics of equity, diversity, inclusion and engagement (EDI&E) through authentic and challenging conversations with C-suite leaders. Expect frank questions and honest answers, and real-life lessons on how to leverage diversity as an asset, rather than see it as a liability.

This is a Corridor Media Group podcast: Bringing critical business news, thoughtful analysis, and valuable strategic insights for business leaders throughout Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, and the Quad Cities. For more information, visit

This episode was produced by the L.A.S. Media Group in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. For more information, visit





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