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University Diversity and Affirmative Action Committee

The University Diversity and Affirmative Action Committee reviews policies concerning diversity and recommends modifications when necessary. In performing its duties, the committee identifies discriminatory practices and recommends programs at the university level to eliminate them; reviews university affirmative action programs; and serves as a source of committee members for hearings involving alleged discrimination. The University Diversity and Affirmative Action Committee reviews reports issued by University, state, and federal sources to determine and recommend hiring, promotions, and retention activities required for the University to comply with Diversity and Affirmative Action goals. The Committee will forward reports and recommendations to the Chancellor. The Chancellor will coordinate with Vice Chancellors those actions necessary to assure compliance.

Membership consists of four students appointed annually by the Student Government Association; one graduate student appointed annually by the Graduate Student Council; five faculty members appointed to staggered three-year terms by the Faculty Senate; and five staff members appointed to staggered three-year terms by the Staff Senate. The Assistant to the Chancellor for Diversity Initiatives and the Affirmative Action Officer serve as ex officio, nonvoting members. The committee elects a chair at the beginning of each academic year.

MEMBERS:

  • Maurice Gipson
  • Sandra Combs
  • Joyce Olushola
  • Rajesh Sharma
  • Christina Akbari (Chair)
  • Gail Hudson
  • Brandon Haley
  • Kristen Vaughn
  • Monica Norman
  • Alex Meyers
  • Amber Shipman
  • Angela Daniels
  • Adrian Everett
  • Carla McCain
  • Cora Martin
  • Jamie West