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Inclusive Excellence Committee

Purpose or FunctionThe Inclusive Excellence Committee will uphold and promote the mission and goals of the University, as outlined in the University’s Strategic Plan.  It will be responsible for suggesting and coordinating University-wide events.  It will strive to create an inclusive and welcoming University Community for students, faculty and staff.  Key values to be examined are engagement, exploration, our differences and similarities, and creating a climate of inclusion, empowerment, equity, access, shared responsibility, accountability and social justice for all.

The Committee will produce a final report to the President at the end of the year, highlighting the achievements and recommendations. It will be responsible for reviewing, analyzing and recommending issues, practices, and initiatives related to diversity.  This committee provides students, faculty and staff with an accessible forum for understanding, developing, and analyzing both concerns and interests related to diversity. Diversity includes both the primary dimensions (e.g., race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation) and secondary dimensions (e.g., social class, religion, marital status). 

Membership: The Vice President for Student Engagement & Success, the Director of Equal Opportunity and Employee Relations, one representative appointed by the Vice President for Enrollment Management, Director of Human Resources, one representative each from Dean’s Council, Staff Council, Institutional Advancement, and one Academic Advisor appointed by the Director of Academic Advising, two representatives from Student Engagement & Success, one faculty member from each college appointed by the college dean, three students appointed by the Student Government Association, and one community member appointed by the President. Appointed faculty/staff members serve two-year renewable terms. Student representatives serve one-year renewable terms.

Chair: Vice President for Student Engagement and Success

Responsible University Official: Vice President for Student Engagement and Success

Name

Membership

Term

Albrecht, Don

Vice President for Student Engagement and Success (Chair)

N/A

Gonzalez, Lily

Student Engagement and Success Representative

N/A

Cortinas, Debra

Director, Human Resources

N/A

Cox, Rachel

Director, Disability Services

N/A

Reyna, Oscar

Executive Director of Admissions

N/A

Ramirez, Sam

Director, Employee Development/Compliance Services

N/A

Sanford, Amy Aldridge

Associate Provost

N/A

Smith, Kellie

Center for Faculty Excellent Representative

May - 2021

Foster, Delaney

Student Engagement & Success Representative (Inclusion)

May - 2021

Calderon, Heather

Staff Council Representative

May - 2020

Yu, Derek

International Education Representative

May - 2021

Pezold, Frank

Deans’ Council Representative

May - 2021

Frankland, Bethany

Institutional Advancement Representative

May - 2021

Ye, Chunlai

College of Business Faculty Representative

May - 2021

Edwards, Dessynie

College of Education & Human Development Faculty Representative

May - 2020

Quick, Catherine

College of Liberal Arts Faculty Representative

May - 2021

Buckner, Brenda

College of Nursing and Health Sciences Faculty Representative

May - 2019

Ekici, Celil

College of Science and Engineering Faculty Representative

May - 2021

Jenkins, Morell

Student Government Representative

May - 2020

Garcia, Sarina

Student Government Representative

May - 2020

Borrego Butler, Rosa

Student Government Representative

May - 2020

Ramirez, Crystal 

Academic Advisor 

N/A

Last Updated: 10/10/2019