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, 2015-2016:

Bhavani Arabandi – Assistant Professor, Sociology

Don Austin – Assistant Director Community Service and Leadership Development, OSEMA-Student Leadership and Involvement (co-chair of MLK planning sub-committee)

Jean Celeste-Astorina – Student Accessibility Specialist, Student Accessibility Services (Chair of the Disability and Accessibility sub-committee)

Yolanda Clarke – Manager, Tutoring Services 

David Dray – Assistant Director and Deputy Chief, Public Safety and Emergency Management

Lynn Gitlow – Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy

Keely Kirby ‘20 – Childhood Education, MS

RahK Lash – Assistant Director, OSEMA-Multicultural Affairs (co-chair of MLK planning sub-committee)

Luca Maurer – LGBT Education, Outreach & Services Program Director, Center for Counseling, Health and Wellness (Chair of the LGBTQ sub-committee)

Randy DeVett-McKeon Academic Advisor, Academic Advising Center (Chair of the Educational Outcomes adhoc sub-committee)

Wade Pickren – Director for Center for Faculty Excellence & Sponsored Research, Center for Faculty Excellence

Darnell Thompson – Residence Director, Residential Life

Maggie Wetter – Circle Apartments Community Director, Residential Life