Bear Bridge Program

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a mentoring program for faculty and staff


This program envisions strengthening a sense of community on our campus.

The Bear Bridge Mentoring Program for Diverse Faculty is designed to foster collaboration between junior and senior faculty and staff. Bear Bridge’s priority is to provide resources and developmental opportunities for the mentees to obtain academic accomplishments as well as career satisfaction while networking with other professional colleagues. This program will serve as a supplement to any existing formal or informal mentoring within each respective college and/or department.

Full Support

Learn about how top administrators support this program.

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Help strengthen the sense of community among junior faculty.

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Get Involved

Become involved in a supportive campus network.

Dr. La Toya Kissoon-Charles

Dr. Kissoon-Charles is an Assistant Professor in the Biology department.

Benefits of the Bear Bridge Program