Diversity

The VPFA Diversity Committee

Since Fall 2014, the VPFA has engaged a portfolio-specific diversity committee advise her on issues of equity and inclusion by identifying best practices and making recommendations for piloting new activities, training and enrichment opportunities. The committee meets monthly. Several members also serve on the University Wide Diversity Committee. Specifically, the VPFA diversity committee has been working on the following initiatives:

  • Implicit bias awareness training. The committee’s work in 2014-15 led to two trainings for managers in July 2015. The committee continues to look for opportunities to broaden training on this topic for all staff within the portfolio.
  • Reducing implicit bias in the search process. Some of our units have piloted redacting gender pronouns and names from application materials. In September 2016, the committee presented to the VPFA leadership about how this method could be used in the search process.
  • Exit interviews as a means of understanding diversity-related (and other) issues in our workplace. The committee made recommendations to the vice president for the implementation of exit surveys and exit interviews in September 2016. Both will be implemented as of January 2017.
  • Exploration of an overarching multicultural organizational development approach. The vice president will engage the committee for identifying opportunities to intertwine diversity and inclusion efforts into the portfolio’s strategic planning efforts.
  • Developing a list of resources for posting on this site that may be helpful to units within the VPFA portfolio.

2016-17 Membership

Annie Bentz, Human Resources
Matthew Carmichael, Police Department
Kassy Fisher, Office of the VPFA; co-chair
Matthew Gross, Parking and Transportation
Flo Hoskinson, Safety and Risk Services
Daphne Joubran, Office of the VPFA
Kati Kronholm, Printing and Mailing
Stacey Marple, VPFA Shared Services
 
Jamie Moffitt, VPFA; co-chair
Stephen Mosley, Business Affairs
Brady Nittmann, Budget and Resource Planning
Nancy Resnick, Human Resources
Judy Rideout, Affirmative Action
Richard Vaughan, Campus Planning and Facilities Management
Daisy Venegas-Rogers, Institutional Research
Kevin Waldrop, Campus Planning and Facilities Management

2015-16 Membership

Valerie Bailey, Purchasing and Contracting Services
Annie Bentz, Human Resources
Emily Eng, Campus Planning, Design and Construction
Kassy Fisher, Office of the VPFA; co-chair
Leslie Fountain Williams, Police Department
Daphne Joubran, Office of the VPFA
Kati Kronholm, Printing and Mailing
Stacey Marple, Campus Operations

Jamie Moffitt, VPFA; co-chair
Angie Peatow, Budget and Resource Planning
Nancy Resnick, Human Resources
Judy Rideout, Affirmative Action
Mario Tucci, Parking and Transportation
Hannah Vasey-Vehrs, Enterprise Risk Services
Daisy Venegas-Rogers, Institutional Research
Kim Wylie, Business Affairs