The mission of the Inclusive Culture Council (ICC) is to provide strategic leadership and transparency for cultivating an inclusive, equitable, interculturally competent, and supportive environment in the College of Engineering and Applied Science. The ICC strives to bring justice, equity, diversity and inclusion leaders within the college together for systematic, intentional and integrative planning and to formalize equitable and inclusive practices with established metrics. The council works closely with the college’s representative to the IDEA Council to ensure alignment with the university’s equity, diversity and inclusion overall goals.

The council has the following responsibilities:

  • counsels and makes recommendations to the dean and senior leadership 
  • acts as a catalyst for fostering cultural change within the units, departments and programs, for example by sharing a vision of equity, diversity and inclusion and recommending policy and practice changes 
  • identifies, gathers and openly communicates data outlining the state of equity, diversity and inclusion in CEAS 
  • monitors progress towards justice, equity, diversity and inclusion goals and recommends policies, procedures and accountability for results achieved 
  • amplifies evidence-based strategies to address equity, diversity, inclusion and justice to improve the recruitment, retention and overall culture for underrepresented faculty, staff and students 
  • supports and advises respective units, departments and programs and the college at large on justice, equity, diversity and inclusion actions and activities
  • serves as a communication and collaboration hub for all groups working on equity, diversity and inclusion efforts across the units, departments and programs 

ICC Leadership

PhotoNameContact Information
Monique McCloud
Assistant Dean for Organizational Development, Culture and Equity
Engineering Administration
Terri Wright Terri Wright
ICC Council Chair • Assistant Dean of Access, Inclusion and Student Programs
Engineering Administration

ICC Members

PhotoNameContact Information
Davey Aguiar Davey Aguiar
Coordinator • BOLD Programs and Student Engagement
The BOLD Center
Mirela Alistar Mirela Alistar
Assistant Professor • Living Matter Lab
ATLAS Institute
Dana Baker Dana Baker
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Computer Science
Jed Brown Jed Brown
Associate Professor • Associate Chair for Inclusive Excellence
Computer Science
Eric Frew Eric Frew
Professor • Associate Chair for Department Affairs • RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING CENTER FOR UNMANNED VEHICLES (RECUV)
Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences
303-735-1285, 303-735-2116 (lab)
Amy Javernick-Will Amy Javernick-Will
Nicholas R. and Nancy D. Petry Professor in Construction Engineering and Management
Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Aju Jegessur Aju Jugessur
Director, Colorado Shared Instrumentation in Nanofabrication and Characterization (COSINC) Facility
Engineering Administration
Chantel Lehl
Faculty HR Support Coordinator
Computer Science
Hope Michelsen Hope Michelsen
Associate Professor • Thermo Fluid Sciences, Air Quality, Materials, Micro/Nanoscale
Paul M. Rady Mechanical Engineering
Katie Morgan Katie Morgan
Research Accountant
Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering
Natasha Ouellette Natasha Ouellette
Engineering Project Consultant
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program
Prasanth Prahladan Prasanth Prahladan
Research Assistant
Computer Science
Fernando Rosario-Ortiz Fernando Rosario-Ortiz
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs for the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences • IDEA Council Representative • Professor
Engineering Administration
303 492 7607
Lou Rutherford Lou Rutherford
Associate Director
Engineering Management Program
Diane Sieber Diane Seiber
Herbst Program for Engineering, Ethics and Society
Wilson Smith Wilson Smith
Associate Professor • Senior Scientist, NREL • RASEI Fellow
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Dana Francesca Stamo Dana Francesca Stamo
Graduate Student
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Janet Tsai Janet Tsai
Assistant Teaching Professor • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Working Group Chair
Paul M. Rady Mechanical Engineering
Debbie Yeh Debbie Yeh
Area Director
Mechanical Engineering • Student Support & Advising Services
Mindy Zarske Malinda Zarske
Teaching Associate Professor • Associate Program Director
Engineering Plus

ICC Ex-Officio Members

PhotoNameContact Information
vanessa dunn Vanessa Dunn
Director of Analytics, Assessment and Accreditation
Engineering Administration
Ashley West Ashley West
Human Resources Coordinator
Engineering Administration