IDIS Core Committee

The Core Committee for the Initiative composed of staff members, students, and faculty, was asked to create a guiding vision that reflected the community’s aspirations and concerns regarding diversity and inclusion. To arrive at their recommendations with an understanding and appreciation of the multiple viewpoints and needs of our students and community, the committee used data collected in previous surveys as well as in IDIS focus groups. In its Final Report, the Core Committee outlined four IDIS Strategic Directions focused on the themes of student success, leadership development, affirmation and collaboration, and diversity and inclusion.

Robin Akert, Professor of Psychology
Mared Alicea-Westort, Assistant Dean of Intercultural Education and Advisor to Latina Students
Elena Creef, Professor of Women and Gender Studies
Robin Cook-Nobles, Director of the Counseling Service of the Stone Center
Karin Firoza ‘10
Jungwoo Lee ‘10
Shontae Praileau, Interim Director of Harambee House and Advisor to Students of African Descent
Karen Shih, Assistant Dean of Intercultural Education and Advisor to Students or Asian Descent
Roberta Shotka, Program Director Pfortzheimer Learning and Teaching Center
Monet Spells ‘10
Jessica Sprague, Resident Director

IDIS Core Committee Final Report