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Diversity & Equity


This committee has the charge to prioritize diversity issues across the College, including supporting the recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff, and students; advocating for the infusion of diversity into the curriculum; and providing professional development for the College on diversity.

The Process and practices of this committee may include, but are not limited to:

  • Engaging in efforts designed to recruit diverse faculty and students; enhance our cultural competence and infuse diversity into the curriculum
  • Serving as a resource and liaison for students, faculty, and community members on issues related to policy, diversity, multiculturalism, and equity in education
  • Creating an intellectual agenda regarding diversity
  • Assisting units in meeting accreditation standards related to diversity
  • Partnering with the University and community to advance diversity
  • Advocate for the infusion of diversity and multicultural understanding college-wide

Committee Members

  • Dana Walker, Chair, School of Teacher Education
  • Amy Li, Co-Chair, Higher Education Student Affairs Leadership
  • Christine Kyser, School of Teacher Education
  • William Merchant, Applied Statistics and Research Methods
  • Betty Cardona, Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Aldo Romero, Cumbres
  • Rashida Banerjee, School of Special Education
  • Michael Cohen, Educational Leadership Policy and Development
  • Jacob Skousen, Education Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Sara Movahedazarhouligh, School of Special Education