Division 45 elected its first Members-at-Large, respectively, for Arab Americans and for LGBT persons of color.
A new, improved, and updated Division 45 website was launched.
In 2015, the Society for the Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race assessed progress in this field through its APA Convention Program, Cultural Competency: What Works in Research, Theory, and Practice.
At the APA Convention, the Society also honored two of its members by holding a tribute to outgoing APA CEO Dr. Norman D. Anderson for his contributions to the Division 45 mission, APA and the field of psychology in general and special events to honor the achievements of Dr. Joseph L. White.
In consultation with members, the Division 45 leadership prepared a response to the Hoffman Report that was delivered to APA by their Council Representatives.
Division 45 joined Division 49 and other divisions in endorsing the Call to Action Statement on the One-Year Anniversary of the Abduction of the Nigerian Schoolgirls.
A new policy, designed to increase transparency, now gives Division Members access to Minutes of Executive Committee and Business meetings, as well as Reports of committees and task forces, except where a matter should be kept confidential or disclosure might have a detrimental impact.
Following renegotiations, the contract with APA for publication of the Division’s journal was renewed.
The Division assessed its financial sustainability and took steps to further insure it.