Diversity Committee

The Diversity Committee assesses how well the university promotes and achieves a broad representation of people and ideas in the life of the institution. The committee recognizes, rewards, and supports efforts by individuals or groups that enhance diversity, and also looks for ways the university can improve diversity. The committee recommends solutions to the problems that the university must face in order to best represent society as a whole.

Leadership

2019-2020 Chair

Rachel Bowen

Committee Members

Member Source Term Expires
Jane Jackman Faculty Council 2022
Ajit Chaudhari Faculty Council 2022
Glenn Martinez Faculty Council 2022
Rachel Bowen Faculty Council 2021
Eugenia Costa-Giomi Faculty Council 2021
Andrej Rotter Faculty Council 2020
Russell Hassan Presidential 2021
Patricia Enciso Presidential 2020
Roaya Higazi USG 2020
Ehsan Estiri CGS 2020
Fareedah Haroun IPC 2020
Katherine Betts Staff (USAC) 2022
Megan Sayres Staff (USAC) 2020
Sara Childers Staff (Presidential) 2022
James Moore III Provost / Designee (Non-Voting)
Linette Hillis AVP OHR / Designee (Non-Voting)

Rule 3335-5-48.16 Diversity Committee

The diversity committee shall consist of seventeen members.

  1. Nine faculty.
    1. Six faculty selected by the faculty council.
    2. Two faculty appointed by the president.
    3. The past-chair of the committee, non-voting.
  2. Three students.
    1. One graduate student.
    2. One professional student.
    3. One undergraduate student.
  3. Three staff members.
    1. Two staff members selected by the university staff advisory committee. The term of service is three years.
    2. One staff member appointed by the president. The term of service is three years.
  4. Two administrators, non-voting.
    1. The executive vice president and provost or designee.
    2. The associate vice president for human resources or designee.

The committee shall study issues that relate to the implementation of the university nondiscriminatory policy. It shall recommend policies that foster an environment of civility, tolerance, and mutual respect. It shall perform the following functions with appropriate administrative support from the office of academic affairs and the office of human resources.

  1. Study and evaluate issues affecting diversity from an overall university perspective.
  2. Be informed on external requirements on the university affecting diversity.
  3. Advise the president, the executive vice president and provost, the associate vice president for human resources, and the vice president for student life about the institutional climate, policies, and priorities for ensuring justice, fairness, and equitable treatment to all members of the university.
  4. Educate and inform the university community on issues of diversity, including the letter and spirit of all Ohio and federal rules regarding members of protected classes.
  5. Oversee administration of university affirmative action grants and awards.
  6. Report annually to the university senate.
  1. The committee shall elect a chair from among its voting members.
  2. As a standing committee of the senate, this committee is also governed by the provisions of rules 3335-5-46 and 3335-5-48 of the Administrative Code.

(Board approval dates: 7/12/1996, 4/3/1998, 12/4/1998, 6/1/2001, 7/6/2005, 5/14/2010, 6/6/2014, 5/31/2019)