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Diversity Committee

Diversity Strategic Plan 2016-2021

Membership: 6 Faculty, one from each college and one from the Library, 2 students, coordinator of Latino Community Resource Center (ex officio), director of African American cultural center (ex officio), director of study abroad and international exchange, director of admissions, representative from financial aid (ex officio), director of equal opportunity and affirmative action (ex officio) liaison of academic affairs (ex officio), coordinator of the military student center (ex officio), director of human resources, associate director of disability services, faculty member (ex officio), coordinator of adult, non-traditional & transfer student center (ex officio), chief diversity officer (ex officio), 1 community member (ex officio). Faculty members will serve a three-year term and can serve two consecutive terms. When consecutive terms have been served, a three-year break must occur before serving again.

Description: The committee is responsible for developing strategies to attract and retain a diverse student body and to recruit, retain, advance, recognize, and promote a diverse faculty and staff. The committee recommends diversity related programs and initiatives, and review and assesses data. The committee should also develop strategies to encourage interaction among the university’s diverse groups to enrich the educational experience and to prepare leaders to live and work in a competitive global community. Finally, the committee should seek to provide guidance to the university community regarding ways of incorporating diversity in substantive and significant ways into teaching, learning and research.

(Approver: President or designee)

2021-2022 Membership

Name Area Department Service Term
Erik Haroldson, Chair Faculty, CoSTEM Geosciences 2019-2022
Cynthia H. McWilliams Faculty, CoAL Languages and Literature 2021-2022
Charmaine Lowe Faculty, CoE Teaching and Learning 2020-2023
Shani Collins Woods Faculty, CoBHS Social Work 2021-2022
Michael Hooper Faculty, Library Library 2021-2024
Dennis Pearson Faculty, CoB Accounting, Finance, and Economics 2019-2022
Janelle Anderson Student Student Representative  2021-2022
Xavier Vincent Student Student Representative 2021-2022
Miguel Ruiz-Aviles Faculty member Languages and Literature ex officio
Harold Wallace, III Director African American Cultural Center ex officio
Marissa Chandler Director Study Abroad & International Exchange 2020-2022
Amy Corlew Director Admissions 2020-2022
Sheila Bryant Director Equity, Access and Inclusion ex officio
Maria Cronley Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Academic Affairs ex officio
Fonda Fields Director Human Resources 2020-2022
Jamie McCrary Director Disability Services 2020-2022
Jasmin Linares Coordinator Military Student Center  ex officio
Yanaraliz Barnes Coordinator Latino Community Resource Center ex officio
Ashley Kautz Coordinator Adult, Non-traditional & Transfer Student Center ex officio
LaNeeca Williams Campus Diversity Chief Diversity Officer ex officio
Donna Price Director Financial Aid Representative ex officio
Jimmie Garland Community Member – President NAACP jimmie.garland@hotmail.com

ex officio

If you have questions, concerns, or would like more information about the Diversity Committee, please contact: 

Erik Haroldson, Chair