The Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Board (DIOB) serves to strengthen and streamline oversight of diversity and inclusion initiatives. The DIOB assesses progress related to goals set forth in the university-wide Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP)


In order to achieve its goal, the DIOB has a variety of charges:

  • 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 
  • Faculty members 
  • Students, including undergraduates, graduates (both Ph.D. and Masters), and medical.
  • 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

2019 - 2020 Board Members

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

Richard Heck, Philosophy and Chair of the Committee on Faculty Equity and Diversity (CFED)​
Melvin Rogers, Political Science
Christopher Rose, Associate Dean of the Faculty and Engineering
Brenda Rubenstein, Chemistry

Carleia Lighty, Transportation and Brown Card Services
Caitlin Murphy, Center for the Study of Race & Ethnicity in America
Marc Peters, Health Services
Meredith Scarlata, Athletics and Physical Education
Raymond Windsor, Bio Med Molecular, Cellular Biology Biochemistry​

Xiaoyu Huang (Undergraduate)
Rebecca Qui (Undergraduate)
Katie Duarte (Ph.D.)
Mai Hunt (Ph.D.)​
Radhika Rajan (Medical)

Ex-Officio Members
George Barboza, Jr., Dining Services
Tim Harrigan, Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity
Shankar Prasad, Provost's Office