Supporting an Inclusive and Diverse Community


  • Administrative support: Lura Holtkamp,
  • Mary Glenn (co-chair), Associate Dean, CPS
  • Kris Patzlaff (co-chair), Faculty Art
  • Vincent Feliz, CARE Services Coordinator, Dean of Students, Staff
  • Graciela Chipres, Student
  • Joyce Lopes, VP Administration & Finance
  • Susan Marshall, Faculty Forestry & Wildland Resources
  • Jayne McGuire, Faculty Kinesiology & Recreation
  • Melissa Meiris, Associate Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Staff
  • Stephen St. Onge, Director Housing, MPP
  • Naomi Waters, Student
  • Joice Chang, Faculty Department of Politics
  • Jennifer Eichstedt, Chair, Sociology
  • Joseph Dieme, Faculty, World Languages
  • Reggie Williams, Student Assistant
  • Laura Hennes, Student Assistant
  • Tsolak Kirakosyan, Student


In addition to the general charge to the task forces, the Task Force on Supporting an Inclusive and Diverse Community should consider the following questions as well as others that might arise during your deliberations.

  • We are proud of the great progress the University has made in diversifying the campus over the last ten years. We must continue to embrace the role diversity plays in accomplishing our educational, research, and community service missions. Given our current initiatives and our data on student, faculty, and staff diversity, please evaluate the state of the University’s diversity initiatives. Should we consider pursuing different and/or additional initiatives? What are the special challenges in our community and how do we best address these challenges?
  • Many of our programs play a special role in fostering diversity. How can we support the educational and research missions of academic programs that foster diversity on our campus?
  • One of the most significant benefits of diversity to our campus is the opportunity for individuals to interact with others from different backgrounds. Are there initiatives we can undertake to enhance opportunities for interaction and integration?
  • How can we clearly and effectively communicate about our diversity initiatives on and off campus so that members of the community are informed of our programs and their impact?

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October 23, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm, NHE 119

Agenda (pdf)
Minutes (pdf)
Meeting Update to Steering Committee (pdf)

November 14, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm, Corbet Conference Room (CCR)

Agenda (pdf)
Minutes (pdf)

December 5, 2014 - 3:00pm, NHE 119

Agenda (pdf)
Minutes (pdf)

December 8, 2014 - 11:00am, NHE 120

Agenda (pdf)
Minutes (pdf)

January 23, 2015 - 3:00pm, TBD

Agenda (pdf)
Minutes (pdf)