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The Office of Racial Equality and Social Unity

Taking action now to build a better future for communities of color


We are passionate about taking action to create lasting change and better futures for all, particularly in the Black community.

The tragedies occurring across communities of color show us that our work as a society is just beginning. Everyone has a role to play in achieving racial equality and social unity.

We resolve that Corning will be a place where each of us is empowered to bring our whole selves to work.

Outside Corning, we will serve as leaders and collaborators in the places we call home, using our scale to develop partnerships that advance school diversity, community activism and economic growth -- programs that deliver meaningful multi- generational benefits, particularly in communities of color.

We will amplify issues of national concern when our voices make a difference.


Meeting underrepresented people at pivotal points in their lives, we help facilitate equal access to opportunity, education, and safety for all.

Our Office of Racial Equality and Social Unity (ORESU) keeps us focused on this endeavor with sustained action and engagement across our company - from the board room to the lab, to the factory floor.

Be it where we work or live, we will act, always, as a vehicle for positive change. Guided by the belief in the fundamental dignity of the individual.

We will stay committed, relentlessly, to collective action in pursuit of better.

There is an urgent need to take action and build better futures for disadvantaged groups, especially for those in communities of color. We must work together to build a world where racism and inequality have no place and where opportunity, education, and safety are accessible to all.
Lewis Steverson
Executive Vice President & Chief Legal & Administrative Officer

Making a difference

Our goal is to make a meaningful difference in the actions we take - to ensure we are driving change and sustainable progress where it's needed most across our cities, our states, and our nation.
Wendell Weeks
Chairman and CEO of Corning

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ORESU Leadership

  • Lewis Steverson | Executive Vice President & Chief Legal & Administrative Officer
    Lewis leads and coordinates ORESU through the Office of the CEO, working directly with other ORESU leaders to provide oversight that ensures accountability and positive momentum.
  • Dana Moss | Division Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer
    Dana provides strategic direction and execution of the Diversity and Inclusion programs at Corning that makes our company a place of equity and impact our ability to attract, hire, develop, and retain diverse employees.
  • Millicent Ruffin | Director, Community Affairs
    Millicent focuses on ways Corning can influence change at the state and local levels, both in the United States and their equivalents in Corning communities outside the U.S.
  • Lawrence McRae | Vice Chairman & Corporate Development Officer
    Lawrence focuses on driving change to influence the broader national and international discourse on racial equality and social unity.