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Student Affairs and Academic Support

Feb. 2, 2022 Minutes


  • Kirsten Kennedy
  • Silvia Patricia Rios Husain
  • Alicia Bervine
  • Ray DeJesus
  • Shay Malone
  • Shanna Robinson
  • Zo Sediqi
  • Kaitlin Yoffie
  • Debbie Grabski

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Update

  • Kirsten Kennedy and Silvia Patricia Rios Husain met with Julian Williams, Vice President, and Dr. Michelle Bryan, Associate Vice President to provide them with a brief update of the council’s work thus far and to discuss working with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to advance DEIA.
  • Julian and Michelle will join the council’s next meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 9.


  • Diversity officers discussed identities that are represented on the council as well as identifying what voices are not currently on the council but need to be taken into consideration in all the DEIA work.
  • Conducting focus groups and listening tours along initial areas of focus and a possible divisional climate assessment.
  • Creating a diversity objective to include in all employees' EPMS; standardized throughout the division.
  • How DEIA efforts will be represented on the Blueprint.

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