The Diversity Committee addresses issues affecting underrepresented faculty of protected classes. Members also serve on the Chancellor’s Advisory Committees, as well as appropriate Faculty Council committees. The committee participates actively with the Office of Diversity Equity and Community Engagement (ODECE), as well as the Office of Faculty Affairs.

Committee Composition

The Diversity Committee shall have a minimum of eight faculty and two student members, and may choose additional members, subject to approval by the Executive Committee, to ensure sufficient membership to address specific issues and concerns as they arise.

Administrative Liaison

The administrative liaison for the Diversity Committee is the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement.

Interface with other Committees

The Diversity Committee shall interface with the ASC Diversity Committee on a regular basis, with a member of the ASC serving as an additional administrative liaison. As needs or opportunities arise, the Diversity Committee will invite members of other governance bodies and/or their relevant committees to attend Diversity Committee meetings as a non-voting resource member. (e.g., Diversity officers from Schools and Colleges).

Fall 2021: 12 noon - 1pm on the last Monday of the month via Zoom:

September 27, October 25, and November 29

Spring 2022: TBD  

Various topics including review of a proposal to include DEI in annual faculty merit review

DIVC Chair

NameContact Information
Andrea Feldman
BFA Committee Chair • At-Large Representative • Executive Committee • Diversity Committee Chair • Diversity Committee Rep: BFA
Program for Writing and Rhetoric

DIVC Rep: BFA

NameContact Information
Andrea Feldman
BFA Committee Chair • At-Large Representative • Executive Committee • Diversity Committee Chair • Diversity Committee Rep: BFA
Program for Writing and Rhetoric
Julio Sepúlveda
Department Representative • DIVC Representative: BFA
Geological Sciences

DIVC Rep: A&S

NameContact Information
Natalie Avalos
Department Representative • DIVC Representative A&S
Ethnic Studies
Kathryn Goldfarb
Department Representative • DIVC Representative: A&S
Anthropology
Amanda Stewart
DIVC Representative: A&S
Sociology

DIVC Rep: Other Units

NameContact Information
Manuel Lladser
Department Representative • DIVC Representative: Other Units
Applied Mathematics
Deborah Palmer
Unit Representative • DIVC Representative: Other Units
School of Education
David Slayden
Unit Representative • ASTC Representative: BFA • DIVC Rep: Other Units
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DIVC Campus Liaison Members

NameContact Information
Erica Ellingson
DIVC Liaison
Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences
Fernando Guzman
DIVC Liaison • Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity & Inclusive Excellence
Bob Boswell
DIVC Liaison
ODECE
Alphonse Keasley
DIVC Faculty Resource Member
VCUE