Equity and Diversity Advisory Council: 2016-2017

PURPOSE :The Equity and Diversity Advisory Council is a standing committee whose members are appointed by the Administrative Committee on Committees to:

  1. review the Affirmative Action Plan;
  2. recommend implementation procedures which may result in improved operation or expedite achievement of goals in hiring;
  3. participate actively in communicating the purpose of affirmative action to the university community;
  4. carry out any specific charges given by the Chancellor;
  5. provide a subcommittee to hear appeals as specified in the Affirmative Action Plan; and if necessary, appeals concerning Americans with Disabilities Act.

COMPOSITION : Equity and Diversity Officer (non‑voting), Director of Human Resources, Intercollegiate Athletics representative, Employee Relations Council representative, Personnel Policies Committee representative, a Persons with Disabilities representative, a Veteran representative, four faculty members serving two‑year terms, Student Government Association representative, exempt staff representative, and non‑exempt staff representative.  The Committee will be chaired by the Equity and Diversity Officer.



*Mr. Joe Henderson, Interim Equity and Diversity Officer, Chair

*Mr. Phil Bright, Director of Human Resources

*Dr. Jerald Ogg, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

*Dr. Annie Jones, Coordinator of Minority Affairs

*Dr. Jamie Mantooth, Executive Director of Enrollment Services and Student Engagement

Ms. Danelle Fabianich, Intercollegiate Athletics Representative (2017)

Ms. Donna Butler, Employee Relations Council Representative (2017)

Dr. Antón Garciá Fernández, Personnel Policies Committee Representative (2017)

Dr. Janet Wilbert, Persons with Disabilities Representative (2017)

Ms. Jenny Harrison, Veteran Representative (2017)

Dr. Trisha Capansky, Faculty Representative (2018)

Mr. Tim Hacker, Faculty Representative (2017)

Dr. Michelle Merwin, Faculty Representative (2018)

Dr. Sean Walker, Faculty Representative (2017)

Mr. Derek Anderson, SGA Representative (2017)

Ms. Erica Bell, Exempt Staff Representative (2017)

Ms. Phyllis Hammer, Non-Exempt Staff Representative (2017)

(*Indicates ex officio member of the Committee)