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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.

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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.

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Current Members

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Amairani Alamillo

Administrative Assistant,
The Butler Center

Focus Area: Disability
Voting Member

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Melanie Alexander

Assistant Director,
Recreation

Focus Area: At large
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

Bethany

Bethany Grubbs

Assistant Director of Residential Life & Campus Activities, Office of Campus Activities

Focus Area: Gender/Sex/Sexuality
Voting Member

Jessica Kisunzu

Jessica Kisunzu

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Focus Area: At large
Voting Member

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Steve Lawson

Humanities Librarian

Ex Officio Member

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Andreea Marinescu

Associate Professor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Focus Area: Disability
Voting Member
Faculty Co-Chair

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Gail Murphy-Geiss

Title IX Coordinator

Ex Officio Member

Megan

Megan Rhodes

Associate Director of Admission, Admission Office

Focus Area: Race/Ethnicity
Voting Member
Staff Co-Chair
Staff Council Liaison

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Karen Roybal

Assistant Professor, Department of Southwest Studies

Focus Area: Race/Ethnicity
Voting Member

Manya Whitaker

Manya Whitaker

Assistant Professor, 
Education Department

Focus Area: Gender/Sex/Sexuality
Voting Member

Barbara

Barbara Wilson

Interim Director,
Human Resources

Ex Officio Member

Past & Current Members

Amairani Alamillo
Amanda Udis-Kessler
Andreea Marinescu
Anusha Kedhar
Barbara Wilson
Bethany Grubbs
Bryan Rommel-Ruiz
Christina Leza
Eric Popkin
Gail Murphy-Geiss
Idris Goodwin
Jan Edwards
Jane McDougall
Jazmine Newsom
Jeff Black
Karen Roybal
Lisa Brommer
Lyrae Williams
Manya Whitaker
Marie Davis-Green
Megan Rhodes
Melanie Alexander
Naomi Clark
Neena Grover
Patricia Purdue
Paul Buckley
Sandi Wong
Santiago Guerra
Shelley Harper
Steve Lawson

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