Many committed minds, hearts, and hands have contributed to the development of the 2019-2021 Excellence through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Plan. The following individuals have played key roles in its development:

  1. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Plan Development Group
  • Melissa Shivers, vice president for student life and interim associate vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Diane Finnerty, co-chair, Office of the Provost
  • Sarah Bruch, co-chair, Sociology, Charter Committee on Diversity
  • Alejandra Almazan, Student Financial Aid, UI Latinx Council
  • Cassie Barnhardt, College of Education, Faculty Senate representative
  • Alex Bare, UI Student Government
  • Ken Brown, Tippie College of Business, Collegiate Diversity Group
  • Tricia Brown, Office of Strategic Communication
  • Maria Bruno, University Counseling Service, UI Latinx Council
  • Shelly Campo, Graduate College, College of Public Health, Collegiate Diversity Group
  • Kim Carter, Office of the Provost
  • Carin Crain, College of Law, Collegiate Diversity Group
  • David Cwiertny, College of Engineering
  • Jason Daniel-Ulloa, College of Public Health, UI Latinx Council
  • Monique DiCarlo, Office of the Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator
  • Meenakshi Gigi Durham, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Collegiate Diversity Group
  • Claire Fox, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; co-chair of the associate vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion search committee; Path Forward Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Collaboration Committee
  • Valerie Garr, College of Nursing, Collegiate Diversity Group
  • Paul Gilbert, College of Public Health, Collegiate Diversity Group
  • Kathie Gonzales, Council on the Status of Women
  • Monique Galpin, Office of the Vice President for Medical Affairs, African American Council
  • Sarah Hansen, Office of the Vice President for Student Life
  • Peter Hubbard, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Mike Kelly, College of Pharmacy, Collegiate Diversity Group
  • Angie Lamb, University College, Charter Committee on Diversity, SERU Student Listening Sessions
  • Nancy Langguth, College of Education, Collegiate Diversity Group
  • Bria Marcelo, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Christopher Metsgar, Emergency Medicine, Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender Staff and Faculty Association
    • Colleen Mitchell, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Jennifer Modestou, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    • David Moser, Carver College of Medicine, Collegiate Diversity Group
    • Janalyn Moss, UI Libraries, Council on Disability Awareness
    • Hira Mustafa, UI Student Government
    • Candace Peters, UI Human Resources
    • Nicole Peterson, College of Nursing, Native American Council
    • Tracy Peterson, College of Engineering, Native American Council
    • Nadine Petty, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    • Gabriela Rivera, Tippie College of Business; Path Forward Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Collaboration Committee
    • Eric Tate, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Danielle Thomas, College of Engineering, Graduate and Professional Student Government
    • Sherry Timmons, College of Dentistry, Collegiate Diversity Group
    • Liz Tovar, Intercollegiate Athletics; co-chair of the associate vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion search committee; Path Forward Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Collaboration Committee
    • Joni Troester, UI Human Resources
    • Jan Waterhouse, College of Engineering
    • Sherry Watt, College of Education
    • Todd Weissenberger, Information Technology Services, Council on Disability Awareness
    • Kaleigh White, Graduate College, Graduate and Professional Student Government
    • Tab Wiggins, Division of Student Life, Staff Council representative
       
  1. Charter Committee on Diversity
  • Sarah Bruch, co-chair, Sociology
  • Angie Lamb, co-chair, University College
  • Sarah Andrews, UI Libraries
  • Carly Armour, Student Disability Services
  • Madhuri Belkale, student
  • Amy Chastain, English as a Second Language
  • Marc Doobay, Family Medicine
  • Jacob Gordon, student
  • Maurine Neiman, Biology
  • Damani Phillips, Music
  • Danielle Thomas, student
  • Winnie Uluocha, student
  • Melissa Shivers, Division of Diversity, Equity, and inclusion (administrative liaison)
  • Diane Finnerty, Office of the Provost (administrative liaison)
  • Ann Ricketts, Office of the Vice President for Research (administrative liaison)
  • Teri Schnelle, Office of the Vice President for Student Life (administrative liaison)
  • Teresa Kulper, UI Human Resources (administrative liaison)

  1. Path Forward Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Collaboration Committee
  • Melissa Shivers, co-chair, Division of Student Life and Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Julie Zerwic, co-chair, College of Nursing
  • Sarah Bruch, Sociology, Charter Committee on Diversity
  • Keith Carter, Carver College of Medicine
  • Diane Finnerty, Office of the Provost
  • Claire Fox, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Colleen Mitchell, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Kevin Kregel, Office of the Provost
  • Nicole Nisly, Internal Medicine
  • Gabriela Rivera, Tippie College of Business
  • Rene Rocha, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Liz Tovar, Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Winnie Uluocha, Colleges of Law and Public Health
     
  1. Faculty and Staff Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Climate Survey Group
  • Lena Hill, Chief Diversity Office
  • Sarah Bruch, Sociology, Charter Committee on Diversity
  • Angie Lamb, University College, Charter Committee on Diversity
  • Diane Finnerty, Office of the Provost
  • Kim Carter, Office of the Provost
  • Rachel Maller, graduate student, data analysis team
  • Hansini Munasinghe, graduate student, data analysis team
  • KaLeigh White, graduate student, data analysis team

  1. Faculty and Staff Listening Sessions Group
  • Sarah Bruch, Sociology, Charter Committee on Diversity
  • Diane Finnerty, Office of the Provost
  • Susan Moore, Office of the Provost
  • David Moser, College of Medicine
  • Tonya Peeples, College of Engineering
  • Candace Peters, University Human Resources
  • Nadine Petty, Center for Diversity and Enrichment
  • Maria Bruno, University Counseling Service
  • Hansini Munasinghe, graduate student
  • KaLeigh White, graduate student

  1. Undergraduate and Graduate Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Climate Survey Group 
  • Lena Hill, Chief Diversity Office
  • Sarah Bruch, Sociology, Charter Committee on Diversity
  • Angie Lamb, University College, Charter Committee on Diversity
  • Matt Anson, Office of Assessment
  • Wayne Jacobson, Office of Assessment
  • Rachel Maller, graduate student, data analysis team
  • KaLeigh White, graduate student, data analysis team

  1. Undergraduate and Graduate Student Listening Session Group
  • Sarah Bruch, Sociology, Charter Committee on Diversity
  • Angie Lamb, University College, Charter Committee on Diversity
  • Teri Schnelle, Office of the Vice President for Student Life
  • Camille Socarras, Office of the Provost
  • Omolola Anaman, graduate student
  • Daniela Cardoza, graduate student
  • Brittney Dodge, graduate student
  • Molly Droeszler, undergraduate student
  • Katie Graham, graduate student
  • Ellie Keuter, graduate student
  • Deja Knight, graduate student
  • Rachel Maller, graduate student
  • Emily Meeks, graduate student
  • Milad Mohebali, graduate student
  • Thapelo Ncube, graduate student
  • Chris Patterson, graduate student
  • Dusty Persinger, graduate student
  • Tristan Schmidt, undergraduate student
  • Shelby Smith, graduate student
  • Darcell Stokes, graduate student
  • Danielle Thomas, graduate student
  • Addison Woll, graduate student
  • Winnie Uluocha, graduate student

  1. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Digest Group
  • Lena Hill, Chief Diversity Office
  • Diane Finnerty, Office of the Provost
  • Kim Carter, Office of the Provost
  • Deb Tiemens, Office of the Provost

  1. Administrative Support
    • Pam Krogmeier, Division of Student Life
    • Kim Carter, Office of the Provost
    • Bret Gothe, Division of Student Life
    • Sue Moore, Office of the Provost

  1. Communications and Design Group
    • Tricia Brown, Office of Strategic Communication
    • Sarah Bruch, Sociology, Charter Committee on Diversity
    • Kim Carter, Office of the Provost
    • Dana Dominguez, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    • Diane Finnerty, Office of the Provost
    • Erin Fitzgerald, Division of Student Life
    • Ben Lewis, Division of Student Life
    • Bria Marcelo, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    • Katie McCullough, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    • Colleen Scholer, Division of Student Life
    • Todd Weissenberger, Information Technology Services

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