DEI Advisory Council

A student wearing a face mask with the writing of 'Black Lives Matter'
Hall Director Alyssa Johnson listens to speakers at a campus march in support of Black Lives Matter.

 

The following members of the university's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Advisory Council, who will serve through 2023, were selected based on their knowledge and years of experience as well as their commitment and leadership toward advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion:

Andreina Barajas

Andreina Barajas
Undergraduate Student

Betsy Beacom

Betsy Beacom
Integrated Communications & Marketing

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Dian Brown-Albert
Student Affairs

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Richard Cogswell
Facilities

Renea DaCosta

Renea DaCosta
Graduate Student

Esteban Garcia

Esteban Garcia
Finance & Administration

Ciara Houghton

Ciara Houghton
Administrative Faculty Senate

Brandon Hutchinson

Brandon Hutchinson
Racial and Intersectional Justice Group (RIJG)

Cassandra Lang

Cassandra Lang
Clerical

Angela Lopez-Velazquez

Angela Lopez-Velazquez
Faculty Senate

Trudy Milburn

Trudy Milburn
Academic Affairs

Tisha Miller

Tisha Miller
Human Resources

Paula  Rice

Paula Rice
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Meredith Sinclair

Meredith Sinclair
University Curriculum Forum (UCF)

Sir Snowden

Sir Snowden
Admissions

Vu Trieu

Vu Trieu
Information Technology

Tiana Williams

Tiana Williams
Institutional Advancement

Co-chaired by Diane Ariza, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Tracy Tyree, Vice President for Student Affairs; Dr. Steven Hoffler, Assistant Professor of Social Work; and Dr. Brandon Hutchinson, Associate Professor of English, the Council will function in an advisory capacity to the VPDEI and President's Senior Leadership Team (PLT). Roland Regos, administrative assistant in the Office of the President, serves as administrative assistant to the Council.

In addition, the Council will engage each member of the PLT to create initiatives with measurable outcomes that will dismantle systemic racism and oppression on campus and help us build an environment where equity, inclusion, and diversity become a part of our everyday life.

Finally, the Council will recommend strategies that support current initiatives and those delineated in the new DEI three-year Strategic Plan.