Equity and Diversity Advisory Council: 2021-2022

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, Provost and Sr. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs or designee, Director of Student Life and Multicultural Affairs, Executive Director of Enrollment Services and Student Engagement, 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.





*Dr. Margaret Toston, Interim Equity and Diversity Officer, Chair

*Mr. Michael Washington, Director of Human Resources

*Dr. Philip Acree Cavalier, Provost and Sr. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

*Mr. Anthony Prewitt, Interim Director of Student Life and Multicultural Affairs

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

*Ms. Danelle Fabianich, Intercollegiate Athletics Representative

*Ms. Heather Kingery, Persons with Disabilities Representative

*Mr. Jason Earley, Veteran Representative

Ms. Tina Harris, Employee Relations Council Representative (2022)

Dr. Chris Caldwell, Personnel Policies Committee Representative (2022)

Dr. Amanda Batts, Faculty Representative (2022)

Dr. Alice-Catherine Carls, Faculty Representative (2022)

Dr. Mike McCullough, Faculty Representative (2023)

Dr. Margaret Lewis, Faculty Representative (2023)

Ms. Iman Ahmed, SGA Representative (2022)

Ms. Heather Adams, Exempt Staff Representative (2022)

Ms. Sheila Scott, Non-Exempt Staff Representative (2022)

(*Indicates ex‑officio member of the Committee)