DEI Staff Are Burnt Out. Here’s Why.
Fernanda Zamudio-Suarez, Race on Campus
Nicollette Mitchell’s work has always involved supporting students of color. Along the way, she's faced challenges—and resistance when the conversation turns to long-term structural changes.
Mitchell’s story is familiar for many diversity, equity, and inclusion professionals. At institutions across the country, they face pushback from faculty members and limits on what they can do, even amid mounting demands for progress. Some have been driven to join higher ed’s “great resignation."