Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Success Collaborative

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Success Collaborative (DEISC) consists of individuals across the University of Iowa’s campus who are engaged in the diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts within their designated area or areas.

 

Members

Central Units

Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Liz Tovar, Interim Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion*
  • Bria Marcelo, Director of Diversity Resources and Strategic Initiatives*
  • Jennifer Modestou, Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity*
  • Tabitha Wiggins, Interim Director of the Center for Diversity and Enrichment*
Division of Student Life
  • Maria Bruno, Executive Director of Belonging & Inclusion and Assistant to the Vice President of Student Life*
Information Technology Services
  • Andrea Mascher, Lead Database Administrator
  • Sarah Wallace, Application Developer
International Programs
  • Brandon Paulson, Assistant Director, International Student and Scholar Services
Office of Strategic Communications
  • Kirk Murray, Photo Coordinator and Videographer
Office of the Provost
  • Lois Geist, Associate Provost for Faculty
UI Athletics
  • Broderick Binns, Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Intercollegiate Athletics
UI Libraries
  • Carlette Washington-Hoagland, Coordinator of Staff Development & Diversity Programming*
University Human Resources
  • Candace Peters, Organizational Consultant and Leadership Coach in Organizational Effectiveness
  • Jan Waterhouse, Senior Director with Human Resources Policy and Compliance

Colleges

Carver College of Medicine
  • Denise Martinez, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Nicole Del Castillo, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion*
College of Dentistry
  • Sherry Timmons, Associate Dean for Student Affairs
  • Natalia Restrepo-Kennedy, Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
College of Education
  • Saba Ali, Associate Dean for Research
  • Chris Annicella, Human Resources Director
College of Engineering
  • Kristin Lang, Director of Undergrad Diversity Programs
College of Law
  • Carin Crain, Associate Dean of Student Affairs
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Sara Sanders, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
College of Nursing
  • Val Garr, Diversity Coordinator*
College of Pharmacy
  • Jeanine Abrons, Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
College of Public Health
  • Paul Gilbert, Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
Graduate College
  • Elizabeth Lara, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion*
Tippie College of Business
  • Gabriela Rivera, Associate Director, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
University College
  • Mirra Anson, Director of Academic Support and Retention

Committees, Councils, and Campus Partners

Academic Advising Center
  • Crystal Lewis, Academic Advisor
Charter Committee of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Angie Lamb, Co-Chair
  • Janette Taylor, Co-Chair
Diversity Councils
  • Hannah Shultz, Council on the Status of Women
  • Katie McCullough, LGBTQ+ Council
  • Ashley Cheyemi McNeil, Pan Asian Council
Enrollment Management-Equity Advocates Committee
  • Kelly Carrell, Sr. Assoc Director for Compliance & Fiscal Management in Financial Aid
  • Sabrina Tapps-Fee, Assistant Director of Campus Tour Programs in Admissions
Graduate and Professional Student Government
  • Mackensie Graham, President
  • Rachel Maller, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chair
UI Center for Advancement
  • Erin Thomas Lewis, Vice President, Alumni and Donor Engagement
UI Staff Council Diversity Committee
  • Michael Weaver, Co-Chair
  • Matsalyn Brown, Co-Chair
Undergraduate Student Government
  • Connor Wooff, President
  • Ruth Kahssai, Director of Justice & Equity

 

*Individuals on the Board of Advisors who support the coordination, direction, and structure of this group.

Associated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Plan Critical Tasks

1-C.1: Develop a campus-wide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Success Team modeled after the UI Student Success Team to provide opportunities for faculty, staff, and student diversity, equity, and inclusion leaders to come together as a “community of practice”, enhance their knowledge and skills, and strengthen strategic networks across campus. Use the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Digest project leads and 2019-2021 Excellence through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Plan Development Group members to develop the membership.