My name is David Jenemann and I’m the Dean of the Honors College. Blackboard Jungle is an annual event, a tradition of the university where faculty, staff, students & administrators get to gather. We explore questions about equity, inclusion and diversity. It gives us the opportunity to talk to one another about sometimes difficult, sometimes exciting, sometimes thorny issues that are confronting us as educators in an institution of higher learning. Those conversations have spilled over into how we in the Honors College do our work. In our efforts to be a just, inclusive and equitable place. I hope you will join me and the rest of the Honors College at this years 13th Blackboard Jungle for some great conversation.