Academy Vision

Our community will reflect the world in its makeup, while setting and achieving a new standard for respect of, opportunity for, and inclusion of every member of that community.

Building a Foundation for Change

In its initial years, the Academy will prioritize three key objectives to establish a foundation for institutional climate and culture change:


We will support existing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.


We will work to align diversity, equity, and inclusion resources and communications.


We will establish the Academy institutionally, as well as in the broader St. Louis community.

To read more about how we will operationalize our three key objectives, as well as our approach to change, view our Orientation Document here.