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Devon Keen

Devon Keen

Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Email: [email protected] Phone: 734/936-2188
Office: School of Information/4345 North Quad Staff Unit: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Office News About Devon Keen


Devon Keen serves as the Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Michigan School of Information. Keen provides leadership for the UMSI DEI Strategic Plan and the UMSI DEI Office, serves a DEI Lead (liaison) to the University of Michigan Office of DEI , and founded the UMSI Community College Summer Institute (CCSI) in 2017. She holds a B.A. in Sociology and a graduate degree from the Center for the Study of Higher and Post-secondary Education at the University of Michigan. Keen specialized in higher education management and organizations with a diversity and social justice lens and brings over 20 years of experience at the university, where she has been committed to creating access and driving equity initiatives in education. 

Prior to joining UMSI, she served as Assistant Director at the U-M African Studies Center where she co-developed the University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars Program, fostering international collaboration. She is an honored recipient of the Washtenaw Community College Equity in Action award and a former CEW+ Jean W. Campbell scholar.

News about Devon Keen

A photo of Allison He, a photo of Kyle Bylin and a photo of Tyler Musgrave appear side-by-side with the UMSI logo in the top left corner
First-gen students on putting their passions first

Here are the stories of three first-generation college students at UMSI and the unexpected places their passions have led them.

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“Detroit JCS Podcast. How CCSI helps bring new students to information studies. Devon Keen, Director of Inclusion, Equity and Outreach. Sandra Lopez, DEI Outreach Coordinator. UMSI.”
Dismantling barriers for transfer students at UMSI

UMSI Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Office staff members Devon Keen and Sandra Lopez discuss the ways that the school’s Community College Summer Institute empowers students to make confident decisions about transferring.

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