Specific Charges for 2007-2008

All Specific Charges are in addition to each committee's "General" Charge in the Council Bylaws

  1. Examine methods to increase the effectiveness of the University’s diversity efforts by compiling and assessing initiatives, offices and other mechanisms currently in place to support the University’s diversity goals.
  2. Identify means of strengthening the support and mentoring of graduate students from underrepresented minority groups.
  3. Advise on the creation of a more robust presentation on diversity and related issues on the University homepage.
  4. Advise on engaging alumni in supporting efforts to enhance campus climate and to aid in strengthening diversity initiatives.
  5. Continue examination of revisions to the University’s Equal Opportunity Policy.
  6. Review and discuss the committee’s general charge and identify two or three issues that should be given highest priority for the committee’s work in AY 2008-09.

Committee Members

Chair: John Jackson






Herman Beavers

Grace Cole

Andres Pinto

Jorge Santiago

Yolanda Slaughter

Howard Stevenson

Nancy Tkacs

Graduate/professional students:

Christa Heyward


Undergraduate students:

Efe Johnson

Kevin Rurak


Lisa Linn De Barona

Aiasha B. Saalim Graham


Michelle Wells Lockett

Omua Ahonkuai

*Indicates reappointment as chair or member.