Membership

2016-2017 DEI Advisory Group

Faculty

  • Willie Elliott, Associate Professor, School of Social Welfare
  • Shannon Portillo, Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs & Administration (co-chair)
  • Elizabeth Kronk Warner, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Law
  • Lisa Wolf-Wendel, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Education (co-chair)

Staff

  • Charlie Bankart, Assistant Vice Provost, Office of International Programs
  • Vanessa Delgado, Assistant Director & Coordinator, Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity 
  • Randy Masten, Assistant Director, Graduate Military Programs (Military Programs)
  • Mauricio Gomez Montoya, Associate Director for Academic Enrichment Programs, Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • Tim Schlosser, Assistant Athletics Director, KU Athletics

Students

  • Tyler Childress, student, School of Law
  • Jyleesa Hampton, graduate student and graduate research fellow in communication studies, 2015 National Debater of the Year, CLAS
  • Abdoulie Njai, student and Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Student Senate
  • Jose Luis Munoz, graduate student, School of Education
  • Taylor Zabel, undergraduate student in engineering, member of Student Senate and CAPS Advisory Board

 

2015-2016 DEI Advisory Group

Co-chairs

  • Clarence Lang, Chair of the Department of African & African-American Studies, Advisory Group co-chair
  • Sheahon Zenger, Athletics Director, Advisory Group co-chair

Faculty and staff

  • Neeli Bendapudi, Dean and Professor, School of Business
  • Mauricio Gomez Montoya, retention specialist, Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • Jennifer Ng, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
  • Shannon Portillo, Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs & Administration
  • Mike Williams, President of University Senate, Associate Professor, Journalism and Mass Communications

Students

  • Tyler Childress, law student, member of Student Senate, Finance Committee chair and Executive Committee member
  • Camille Douglas, undergraduate student in business, former president of National Panhellenic Council
  • Jyleesa Hampton, graduate student and graduate research fellow in communication studies, 2015 National Debater of the Year
  • Landri James, undergraduate student in liberal arts and sciences; President, First Nations Student Association
  • Imani Wadud, graduate student in American studies and Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellow
  • Taylor Zabel, undergraduate student in engineering, member of Student Senate and CAPS Advisory Board

(facilitation and staff support provided by Jenny Mehmedovic and Linda Bonebrake, Provost's Office)

Membership also included the late Chris Sowa, assistant director of Student Housing, who passed away suddenly in January, 2016.  His contributions and service to the university are missed.

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