The Diversity Advisory Board is a broadly representative, deliberative group that discusses matters that concern the campus community especially with regards to diversity and inclusion.
The goals of the Committee shall include:
- Advising the Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity on issues occurring in the community as it pertains to diversity and inclusion and suggest ways to promote diversity and develop a welcoming and inclusive campus climate.
- Serving as a sounding board for the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity on new or ongoing initiatives.
The membership shall consist of the Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity, the Vice President for Campus Life and Student Services, faculty members, staff members, two undergraduate students, two graduate students and two medical students. Members shall serve staggered two-year terms.
Chair and Staffing
The Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity serves as the Chair. The Council shall be staffed by the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.
The Diversity Advisory Board shall meet 3-4 times each academic year (no meetings shall occur in the summer months).
Appointment of Members
Faculty members will be appointed by the Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity with advice from the Faculty Executive Committee (FEC). Student members will be appointed by the Vice President of Institutional Equity and Diversity with advice from the Undergraduate Council of Students (UCS), the Graduate Student Council (GSC) and the Medical Student Senate. Staff members will be appointed by the Vice President of Institutional Equity and Diversity with advice from the Staff Advisory Council (SAC).
Diversity Advisory Board Members 2020 - 2021
Shontay Delalue, Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity
Christian Arbelaez, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Kory Stiffler, Assistant Professor of Physics (Research)
Joel Hernandez, Facilities Management
Shivani Guturu (Undergraduate)
Amanda Ruiz (Graduate)
Sudheesha Perera (Medical)
Maitrayee Bhattacharyya, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion (The College)
Gail Cohee, Director (Sarah Doyle Women’s Center)
Rev. Janet Cooper-Nelson, Chaplain of the University (Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life)
Marlina Duncan, Associate Dean of Diversity Initiatives (Graduate School)
Eric Estes, Vice President for Campus Life and Student Services
Kelly Garrett, Program Director (LGBTQ Center)
Medeva Ghee, Practice of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Andrew Heald, Director (Global Brown Center for International Students)
Chloe Poston, Director of Strategic Initiatives (OIED)
Julio Reyes, Director (Undocumented, First Generation College and Low Income Students)
Loc Truong, Interim Director (Brown Center for Students of Color)
Julie Weber, University Ombudsperson
Joi Danelle Whitehead, Associate Director (School of Professional Studies)