In my opinion

In my opinion, William C. Steele’s statement means that to be excellent we must be inclusive. Seeking diversity means promoting the inclusion of other people’s perspectives. This is an essential component of education. Collaborating with individuals different from ourselves allows us to acquire an abundance of knowledge not gained from books. Therefore, attending a graduate program that seeks diversity is important because it will prepare students to be receptive of viewpoints that vary from their own. Students will leave graduate school with the experience needed to serve diverse clients. This is essential to the field of speech-language pathology. Speech-language pathologists serve a very diverse group of clients. To be an effective clinician, the speech-language pathologist must respect the diversity of their clients. Thus, without diversity we cannot be excellent.