The Diversity Statement adopted by Centenary College provides a solid foundation for academic and social life on campus. The Student Diversity Intern program and the Diversity Committee made up of faculty, staff, and students help plan and lead efforts to promote and celebrate diversity at the College and in the community at large.

Centenary College of Louisiana values human diversity in all its richly complex and multi-faceted forms, whether expressed through race and ethnicity, culture, political and social views, religious and spiritual beliefs, language and geographic characteristics, gender, gender identities and sexual orientations, learning and physical abilities, age, and social or economic classes.

- diversity statement



Meet Dr. Pierce

Dr. Latoya Pierce, an academic and educator with deep experience in fostering multicultural awareness and dialogue and instituting inclusive practices and processes, joins Centenary as the College’s first Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer. Pierce comes to Centenary from St. Bonaventure University in New York, where she was director of the university’s enormously successful online master’s program in counselor education and is also currently serving as interim dean of the School of Education.

Read more about Dr. Pierce


Diversity Programming & Events

Centenary explores and celebrates human diversity throughout the year with heritage month events, diversity training, and advocacy.

Diversity Committee

The Diversity Committee is made up of faculty, staff, and students who seek to improve diversity both on campus and in the community.

Contact Info

Dr. Latoya Pierce

Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy The institution does not discriminate in its educational and employment policies against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or on any other basis proscribed by federal, state, or local law.