For Immediate Release
June 07, 2011
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Capella University
Michael Walsh

(BPRW) Faculty Member at Capella University, an Accredited Online University, Founds International Society for Diversity and Inclusion Professionals

- Dr. Cassandra Caldwell, a faculty member with the online university's School of Public Service Leadership, is the founder of the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals (ISDIP) -

(BLACK PR WIRE)--MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cassandra Caldwell, PhD, a faculty member with the School of Public Service Leadership at Capella University (, an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing high quality online degree programs for working adults, has founded a new society for diversity and inclusion professionals. The International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals (ISDIP) officially formed on April 29, 2011, and already has nearly 75 members.

According to Dr. Caldwell, the ISDIP is for any person who has diversity and inclusion as part of his or her job description, regardless of the industry. The ISDIP views diversity and inclusion through a comprehensive lens that includes four strategic pillars: organizational development, supplier diversity, workforce diversity, and community engagement.

“In my research, I could not find any global comprehensive professional association for diversity and inclusion and professionals, but the need for such a society was clearly there,” Caldwell said.

For more on the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals, go to  

As of March 31, 2011, nearly 40,000 students are pursuing an online degree at Capella, with 31 percent enrolled in Capella’s doctoral degree programs, and 47 percent enrolled in Capella’s master’s degree programs. The learning and career outcomes of Capella’s students and alumni can be found at

About Capella University
Capella University ( is an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing quality online degree programs for working adults. Nearly 80 percent of Capella students are currently enrolled in master's, specialist, or doctoral degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, human resource management, human services, information technology, nonprofit management and leadership, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and social work. Capella also offers bachelor's degree programs in business, information technology, nursing, psychology, public administration, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 136 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 17 certificate programs. Nearly 40,000 students were enrolled as of March 31, 2011, from all 50 states and 59 other countries. Capella is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Founded in 1993, Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).

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