While institutional policies can make a difference in workplace culture, our personal contributions to a genuinely inclusive environment start with ourselves. In this presentation, Mario provides us with personal tools and insights we can use to help transform our workplace environment.
Mario Pile, Director for the Black/African American Cultural Center at University of Idaho, is passionate about education and providing safe spaces for Black students on campus. Mario joined the Air Force in December of 2002, which eventually brought him to Idaho in the summer of 2005. He has served a total of 20 years in the military; 6 years active duty and 14 years in the Idaho Air National Guard. Mario earned a degree in Criminal Justice from Colorado Technical University and is currently working on his master's in Educational Leadership. Mario has a 12-year-old son, Malachi, who is his world.