Fenwick makes strides towards improving diversity, equity and inclusion

Raymond Moland

Fenwick High School has named alumnus Raymond Moland (1996) as its first director of diversity, equity and inclusion. Moland will serve as a member of the school’s leadership team and is responsible for leading Fenwick's efforts in developing and implementing DEI initiatives across all organizational departments.

“Ray Moland's leadership in the Fenwick community will help us to celebrate diversity and to build relationships that are equitable and inclusive,” praised Dominican Father Richard Peddicord, the school's president. “I am grateful that he has accepted this new opportunity to strengthen the mission of Fenwick High School.”

Moland had served as the Friars' Senior Dean of Students since 2014.

“Now is the time to be bold. Now is the time to lead,” proclaimed Moland, who grew up in Bellwood and participated in football, track and wrestling as a Fenwick student. “I’m very excited to be continuing at Fenwick as the new director of diversity, equity and inclusion. I am even more excited about the outreach from alumni, parents and community members."

“In the coming weeks, Fenwick will be identifying areas of improvement and actively putting policy and processes in place to improve,” Moland concluded. “Fenwick will implement changes to produce the best for all of us. We all have work to do!”

Alumni Leadership on Fenwick DEI Committee

Late last spring, Fenwick’s Board of Directors formed the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee, which is developing a charter and last month installed alumna Shafondra Matthews (2001) as its chairperson and alumnus Roberto Sepulveda (1993) as vice-chair.

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