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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

neena

Neena Grover

she/her

Voting member
Faculty Co-chair
Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Gray

Emilie Gray

she/her

Voting member
Associate Professor, Department of Organismal Biology & Ecology

pulley

Natanya Pulley

she/her

Voting member
Assistant Professor, Department of English

Sorace

Christian Sorace

he/him

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Voting member

Anneke Bruwer DEAB Photo

Anneke Bruwer

she/her

International Student Specialist/Language House Coordinator
Voting member
Staff Co-chair

Mortenson

Debra Mortenson

he/him

Director, Teacher Education Programs
Voting member

C Gillis

Cathy Gillis

she/her

Administrative Assistant, Fine Arts Center
Voting Member

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Ty Nagamatsu

she/her

Voting member
Estate Settlement & Gift Planning Officer

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Peony Fhagen

she/her

Senior Associate Dean for Equity, Inclusion & Faculty Development
Ex-officio, non-voting

Jan

Jan Edwards

she/her

Director, Accessibility Resources & ADA/504 Coordinator
Ex-officio, non-voting

Cate

Cate Guenther

she/her

Digital Scholarship and Repository Librarian
Ex-officio, non-voting

Heather

Heather Kissack

she/her

Associate Vice President of Human Resources & Title IX Coordinator
Ex Officio Member

Wilson

Barbara Wilson

she/her

Associate Vice President/Interim Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Staff
Ex-Officio, non-voting

rosalie

Rosalie Rodriguez

she/her

Senior Associate Dean of Students/Director of the Butler Center
Ex-officio, non-voting

Past & Current Members

Alistaire Tallent
Amairani Alamillo
Amanda Udis-Kessler
Andreea Marinescu
Anneke Bruwer
Anusha Kedhar
Barbara Wilson
Bethany Grubbs
Bryan Rommel-Ruiz
Cate Guenther
Cathy Gillis
Christian Sorace
Christina Leza
Emilie Gray
Debra Mortenson

Eric Popkin
Gail Murphy-Geiss
Heather Kissack
Idris Goodwin
Jan Edwards
Jane McDougall
Jazmine Newsom
Jeff Black
Jessica Kisunzu
Karen Roybal
Lisa Brommer
Lyrae Williams
Manya Whitaker
Marie Davis-Green
Megan Rhodes

Melanie Alexander
Naomi Clark
Natanya Pulley
Neena Grover
Patricia Purdue
Paul Buckley
Pearl Leonard-Rock
Peony Fhagen
Rosalie Rodriguez
Rushaan Kumar
Sandi Wong
Santiago Guerra
Shelley Harper
Steve Lawson
Tina Valtierra
Ty Nagamatsu

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