People & Councils

Maintaining an inclusive and accepting campus climate is everyone's responsibility. However, the University also has several individuals with formal diversity responsibilities. Below are key individuals and councils providing oversight to campus units. For a comprehensive list of diversity-related offices and organizations across campus, please see our Resources section.

Office of Equity and Inclusion

Chancellor's Office

Campus Life Contacts 

For a comprehensive list of diversity-related offices and organizations across campus, please see our Resources section.

Academic Affairs and College/School Liaisons 

Commonwealth Honors College

  • Alexandrina Deschamps, Associate Dean for Recruitment, Advising, and Diversity, Commonwealth Honors College

Nursing

Education

Engineering

  • Paula Rees, Director of Diversity Programs, Office College of Engineering

Graduate School

Humanities and Fine Arts

  • Miliann Kang, Director for Diversity Advancement, College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Information and Computer Sciences

Management

  • Melvin Rodriguez, Assistant Dean, Student, Advising and Diversity, Isenberg School of Management

Natural Sciences

Public Health and Health Sciences

  • Michael Begay, Diversity Liaison, School of Public Health and Health Sciences

Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Mari Castañeda, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Campus-wide 

The Status of Diversity Council shall make recommendations on all matters affecting the status of diverse populations and underrepresented communities on the campus, including such matters as faculty, librarian and staff recruitment, retention, promotion and salaries, the recruitment, admission and retention of undergraduate and graduate minority students, granting of financial aid, and the development of programs to reflect the needs of our diverse community.

The Status of Women Council shall make recommendations affecting the status of women on the campus, including such matters as recruitment, promotion and salaries, the granting of tenure, the establishment of day care centers, the admission of undergraduate and graduate women students, the granting of financial aid, the development of programs for women whose careers have been interrupted by marriage or childbirth, and the availability and conditions of part-time work.