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Social work assistant professor of instruction helps establish USF Pride ERG

David Kilmnick

Kilmnick is a leading national advocate within the LGBT communities.

Thanks to School of Social Work Assistant Professor of Instruction David Kilmnick, PhD, MSW, the USF Pride Employee Resource Group (ERG): LGBTQ+ Faculty and Staff Association has been approved and officially established. Kilmnick is the contact with USF Human Resources and serves on the leadership team working with faculty from the Muma College of Business and USF Health. 

The mission of the USF Pride ERG is to foster an inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) employees, enabling authenticity and optimal performance, thus fostering a sense of belonging at USF. The Pride ERG also supports USF's diversity goals by supporting the recruitment and retention of LGBTQ+ staff and faculty.

Over the last 30 years, Kilmnick has worked tirelessly to end homophobia and transphobia by building successful non-profit organizations that support and advocate for the LGBT communities in Long Island and New York City. 

The USF Pride ERG is open to all USF employees who support the group's vision and mission.

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