DIOB Charge

The Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Board (DIOB) is charged with assessing progress related to goals set forth in the university-wide Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP). This includes:

  • Meeting regularly with the Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity along with ex-officio members to review and comment on early iterations of the annual DIAP report
  • Inviting senior leaders to DIOB meetings to discuss progress and opportunities related to specific goals (i.e. the Dean of the Faculty, the Dean of Admissions, the Office of Institutional Research, the Provost)
  • Reviewing the 'monitoring progress' webpage and ensuring current data is populated and available to the Brown community
  • Annually author a memo to the president and provost highlighting key areas that require the University’s close attention as it pertains to DIAP initiatives


The membership of the DIOB will be structured to ensure collaboration across groups. It will be co-chaired by the Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity and one of the faculty committee members. Its membership will include:

  • The Chair of CFED (Committee on Faculty Equity and Diversity) or designee 
  • Five faculty members from a combination of the following units: (1) the Division of Biology and Medicine, (2) the Physical Sciences and Engineering, (3) Social Sciences, (4) Humanities and the Arts, and (5) Public Health
  • Five students (two undergraduates, one Ph.D. student, one Master’s student, and one medical student)
  • Five staff members, including a representative from the Staff Advisory Council
  • Three ex-officio (non-voting) members: one from the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity, one member of the academic DDIAP review committee, and one member of the administrative DDIAP review committee

2017 - 2018 Board Members

Shontay Delalue, Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity
Matthew Guterl, Professor of Africana Studies, American Studies and Chair of American Studies 

Alison Field, Public Health— Department of Epidemiology
Melvin Rogers, Political Science
Christopher Rose, Associate Dean of the Faculty and Engineering
Marc Tatar, Biology

Carleia Lighty, Transportation and Brown Card Services
Caitlin Murphy, Center for the Study of Race & Ethnicity in America
Meredith Scarlata, Athletics and Physical Education
Marc Peters, Health Services
Holly Tran, Molecular, Microbiology and Immunology

Isabella Kres-Nash (Undergraduate)
Giovanni Santiago (Undergraduate)
Tanvee Singh (Graduate)
Amanda Boston (Ph.D.)
Radhika Rajan (Medical)

Ex-Officio Members
Lynn Hernandez, Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity
Shankar Prasad, Office of Global Engagement
George Barboza, Jr., Dining Services