In 2004, President Christopher Dahl inaugurated Geneseo's annual President's Lecture on Diversity. Each year, the college brings to campus a distinguished leader or scholar to work closely with students, faculty and staff on issues related to diversity and deliver a major public lecture on diversity and society.
Dr. Troy Duster, Chancellor's Professor of Sociology at University of California at Berkeley, spoke on the interrelationships between contemporary science and public policy and their implications for race and justice.
Dr. Rohini Anand, Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity officer for multinational corporation Sodexho, spoke on the need for companies to create a more diversified work force for the future. She presented a global-based overview of the work force of the 2lst century and offered practical advice on how corporations and institutions can achieve and sustain a diversified work force.
Dr. Bell Hooks, noted author, speaker and activist, whose groundbreaking books have re-shaped national conversations on issues such as diversity and pedagogy and the relationship between feminism and race-consciousness.
Dr. Jeffrey Milem of the University of Maryland, an expert on the impact of diversity education and learning on college and university students.