Students, Faculty, and Staff Named to Diversity Groups

The College has announced the members of the three linked working groups that are pursuing the development of a plan for robust and sustained diversity and inclusion across the Dartmouth campus.

Photo by Eli Burakian ’00

“Our engagement with the full human diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences is critical—to both the strength of the Dartmouth community and the effectiveness of Dartmouth’s learning and leadership,” said President Phil Hanlon ’77 and Provost Carolyn Dever in announcing the initiative last month.

Each of the three working groups is made up of students, faculty, and staff. Their work includes defining clear metrics for success and accountability, as well as identifying the most promising strategies—and phasing out ineffective ones—to ensure that Dartmouth’s plan is best in class and creates the standard for higher education.

In May, the working groups will present recommendations to the executive committee, which includes Executive Vice President Rick Mills, Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity Evelynn Ellis, President Hanlon, and Provost Dever.

Each of the working groups has met at least once, and they will continue to meet regularly through the spring term. The chairs of the groups met this week with the members of the executive committee to brief them on the groups’ progress to date.

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Based on input from the working groups, the executive committee will publish a comprehensive plan for diversity and inclusivity at Dartmouth by the end of spring term, and share its proposals with the board of trustees.

Twelve to 15 students, staff, and faculty members serve on each committee, said Dean of the College Rebecca Biron, who chairs the student working group with Vice Provost for Student Affairs Inge-Lise Ameer. While the working groups are being kept this size in order to be able to produce concrete recommendations in a timely fashion, everyone who expressed interest will be invited to give feedback in special meetings in the spring, Biron said.

Members of the Dartmouth community can offer comments or ask questions of the working groups via these email addresses:

Additional information about the initiative can be found at Dartmouth.edu/diversity.  Comments, which can be anonymous, can also be submitted through the website.

The members of the working groups are as follows:

Student Working Group

Chairs Rebecca Biron, dean of the College, and Inge-Lise Ameer, vice provost for student affairs

Undergraduates

  • Zachary Cooper ’17
  • Felipe Jaramillo ’16
  • Dan Korff-Korn ’19
  • Sydney Latimore ’18
  • Justin Maffett ’16

Graduate students

  • Winston Bodrick, MALS
  • Huanping Huang, earth sciences
  • Salman Hussain, health policy and clinical practice

Faculty

  • Sol Diamond ’97, Th ’98, associate professor of engineering
  • Bethany Moreton, professor of history
  • Enrico Riley ’95, associate professor of studio art
  • Richard Wright, professor of geography, Orvil Dryfoos Professor of Public Affairs

Administration/staff

  • Dia Draper, director of strategic initiatives, Tuck MBA program
  • Reese Kelly, senior assistant dean and director of the Office of Pluralism
  • F. Jon Kull ’88, the Rodgers Professor of Chemistry, dean of graduate studies
  • Gerben Scherpbier ’14, Office of Sustainability
  • Paul Sunde, director of admissions

Faculty Working Group

Chair Denise Anthony, vice provost for academic initiatives

Undergraduates

  • Kimonee Burke ’18
  • Jonathan Diakanwa ’16
  • Annelise Sauter-Ortiz ’16

Graduate students

  • Adrienne Mehalow, biochemistry/cell biology

Faculty

  • Yusaku Horiuchi, professor of government and the Mitsui Professor of Japanese Studies
  • Deborah King, associate professor of sociology
  • Rob McClung, professor of biological sciences, the Patricia F. and Williams B. Hale 1944 Professor in the Arts and Sciences
  • Michelle Warren, professor of comparative literature
  • Stephanie White, assistant professor of pediatrics, Geisel School of Medicine

Administration/staff 

  • Joe Helble, dean of Thayer School of Engineering
  • Leslie Henderson, senior associate dean for academic affairs, Geisel School of Medicine
  • Sean Nolon, ombudsperson
  • Richard Sansing, associate dean for faculty, Tuck School of Business
  • Jane Seibel, director of graduate recruiting and diversity
  • Barbara Will, the A. and R. Newbury Professor of English, associate dean of arts and humanities

Staff Working Group

Chair Ahmed Mohammed, director of talent acquisition, Human Resources

Undergraduates

  • Michaela Caplan ’18
  • Zachary Hardwick ’16

Faculty

  • Richa Bhatia, instructor in psychiatry
  • Ronald Shaiko, senior fellow and associate director, Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy

Administration/staff

  • Donnie Brooks, assistant athletics director
  • Kianna Burke, program coordinator, Native American Program
  • Theodosia Cook, coordinator, Alumni Relations
  • Rachel Edens, program coordinator, Academic Engagement and Success
  • Jonathan Garthwaite, assistant director of maintenance services
  • Elizabeth Kirk, associate librarian for information services
  • Vincent Mack, program officer, Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy
  • Steve Lubrano, assistant dean of administration, Tuck School of Business
  • Keiselim Montas, associate director, Safety and Security
  • Shawn O’Leary, director of multi-cultural affairs, Geisel School of Medicine
  • Kate Soule, director of Arts and Sciences finance and research administration
  • Jennifer St. Laurence, director of career services, Thayer School of Engineering
  • Arlene Velez, staff counselor, Counseling and Human Development

 

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