Equity and Diversity Advisory Council: 2017-2018

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 Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs or designee, Coordinator of Minority 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.





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

*Mr. Phil Bright, Director of Human Resources

*Dr. Rich Helgeson, Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

*Vacant, Coordinator of Minority Affairs

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

Ms. Danelle Fabianich, Intercollegiate Athletics Representative (2018)

Ms. Diane Marks, Employee Relations Council Representative (2018)

Dr. Jason Alexander, Personnel Policies Committee Representative (2018)

Dr. Janet Wilbert, Persons with Disabilities Representative (2018)

Mr. Johnny Dyer, Veteran Representative (2018)

Dr. Trisha Capansky, Faculty Representative (2018)

Dr. Lajuan Davis, Faculty Representative (2019)

Dr. Heidi Huse, Faculty Representative (2019)

Dr. Michelle Merwin, Faculty Representative (2018)

Ms. Esmeralda Mejorado, SGA Representative (2018)

Ms. Amy Fenning, Exempt Staff Representative (2018)

Ms. Debbie Hunter, Non-Exempt Staff Representative (2018)

(*Indicates ex‑officio member of the Committee)