Diversity Awareness Committee

The mission of the Diversity Awareness Committee (DAC) is to provide educational programs, training sessions, and experiential activities on issues of diversity relevant to our campus community and in our society.  The Committee strives through these events to bring positive change to attitudes, values, and behavior.  The Diversity Awareness Committee also provides funding and other types of support to groups and individuals that are engaged in providing a variety of activities designed to provide educational programs, training sessions, and experiential activities on issues of diversity relevant to our campus community. 

Co-chairs:

Michelle Rios-Dominguez, Manager of Diversity and Inclusion, Human Resources

Malinda B. Smith, Director, Multicultural Affairs, Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs

Members, 2014-2015:

Bhavani Arabandi, Assistant Professor, Sociology

Jean Celeste-Astorina, Student Disability Services

Jonathon Cummings, Student

David Dray, Assistant Director, Public Safety 

Evan Layne, Student

Luca Maurer, Director, LGBTQ Education Center

Wade Pickren, Director, Center for Faculty Excellence

Don Austin, Assistant Director, Community Service and Leadership Development, OSEMA

Kerry Spitze, Academic Advisor, Academic Advising Center

Darnell Thompson, Resident Director, Residential Life

Maggie Wetter, Resident Director, Residential Life