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    About the Board

    Mission

    Promoting and supporting diversity and equity among staff and faculty is a priority and a core value at Colorado College. The Diversity and Equity Advisory Board serves as an advisory group to the President of the College and the Cabinet on all matters related to diversity and equity regarding staff and faculty. The board promotes and nurtures an inclusive campus culture that values different backgrounds, experiences, ideas and opinions, recognizing the various intersections of identities that make up the CC community. Its work helps ensure that the College addresses on a continuing basis all of the possible implications of the protections as stated in our anti-discrimination policy statement.

    History

    The Diversity and Equity Advisory Board was formed to serve as an advisory group to the President of the College and the Cabinet on all matters related to diversity and equity regarding staff and faculty. Taking an intersectional approach, the Board expands the work of the former Women’s Concerns and Minority Concerns committees, which were under the purview of the Faculty Executive Committee, to include race and ethnicity; gender, sex, and sexual orientation; disability; and other characteristics that have the potential to lead to bias such as national origin, age, and religion. The Board held its first meeting in January 2015.

    Current Members

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    Amairani Alamillo

    Administrative Assistant,
    The Butler Center

    Voting Member

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    Melanie Alexander

    Assistant Director,
    Recreation

    Voting Member

    Paul

    Paul Buckley

    Assistant Vice President/Director of the Butler Center, The Butler Center

    Ex Officio Member

    Jan

    Jan Edwards

    Director of Accessibility Resources & ADA/504 Coordinator, Accessibility Resources

    Ex Officio Member

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    Heather Kissack

    Associate Vice President of Human Resources & Title IX Coordinator

    Ex Officio Member

    Jessica Kisunzu

    Jessica Kisunzu

    Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
    Voting Member

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    Steve Lawson

    Humanities Librarian

    Ex Officio Member

    Alistaire Tallent

    Associate Professor, Department of French & Italian
    Voting Member
    Faculty Co-Chair

    Rushaan Kumar

    Assistant Professor, Feminist & Gender Studies Department

    Voting Member

    Megan

    Megan Rhodes

    Associate Director of Admission, Admission Office
    Voting Member
    Staff Co-Chair
    Staff Council Liaison

    Tina Valtierra

    Assistant Professor, Department of Education
    Voting Member

    Past & Current Members

    Alistaire Tallent
    Amairani Alamillo
    Amanda Udis-Kessler
    Andreea Marinescu
    Anusha Kedhar
    Barbara Wilson
    Bethany Grubbs
    Bryan Rommel-Ruiz
    Christina Leza
    Eric Popkin


     

    Gail Murphy-Geiss
    Heather Kissack
    Idris Goodwin
    Jan Edwards
    Jane McDougall
    Jazmine Newsom
    Jeff Black
    Jessica Kisunzu
    Karen Roybal
    Lisa Brommer



    Lyrae Willaims
    Manya Whitaker
    Marie Davis-Green
    Megan Rhodes
    Melanie Alexander
    Naomi Clark
    Neena Grover
    Patricia Purdue
    Paul Buckley
    Rushaan Kumar



    Sandi Wong
    Santiago Guerra
    Shelley Harper
    Steve Lawson
    Tina Valtierra