Early in my tenure at WSU, I made the wise decision of hiring Alane Shanks, Ed.D. and Jenene Cook, Ph.D. to help create a campus-wide environment that attracts, retains, educates, and graduates a diverse student body prepared to meet the demands of the changing workforce in Massachusetts and the Nation. Initially under the auspices of the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) and then Renga Consulting, Alane and Jenene conducted a campus-wide readiness assessment, trained WSU’s Campus Climate Committee (CCC) to use the NERCHE Rubric, helped sub-committees create logic models and work plans for the Rubric Dimensions, and presented updates on the CCC’s progress to campus-wide audiences including WSU’s President Barry Maloney and his cabinet. Alane and Jenene served as facilitator/trainers helping our staff and faculty become diversity, equity, and inclusion champions. We made great strides forward with their help and I am looking for resources to hire them again as soon as the Pandemic is sorted!