Launching a University diversity plan: Challenges and good practices


Mary Tupan-Wenno

Center for Diversity Policy in The Hague

On Tuesday November 28th, from 12:00 to 14:00.
In room K.4.601 (Building K) of the ULB Solbosch Campus (campus map)

Mary Tupan-Wenno
Mary Tupan-Wenno


Mary Tupan-Wenno is the executive director of ECHO, Center for Diversity Policy in The Hague, the Netherlands. Her professional involvement on diversity and inclusion developments in (higher) education started when she was working for the government. She worked for the Dutch Ministry of Education Culture and Science as a policy advisor at the Department of Higher Education. Mary has more than 20 years of experience with policy and program development on the area of improving access and success of underrepresented groups in higher education, with a specific focus on ethnic diversity. Mary is a founding member of the European Access Network (1991) and is currently the president of the Executive Committee of EAN ( She is also the vice chair of the Board of Directors of GAPS, Global Access to Postsecondary Education initiative ( EAN and GAPS provide a network to broaden her focus on the area of diversity and inclusion in higher education and to enhance international collaboration.

ECHO is a not for profit organization focusing on the development of new strategies, policy and practice to improve access and success of groups in society that are underrepresented in higher education and at the labor market. For this purpose ECHO collaborates with schools, universities, businesses, governments, student- and community organizations (