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
Bria Marcelo, Director of Diversity Resources and Strategic Initiatives*
Jennifer Modestou, Director of Equal Opportunity and Diversity*
Nadine Petty, Executive 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*
International Programs
Brandon Paulson, Assistant Director, International Student and Scholar Services
Office of Strategic Communications
Tricia Brown, Director of Internal Communication
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

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
Matsalyn Brown, 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
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.