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President's Diversity & Inclusive Excellence Committee

Drexel University has a strong commitment to the value of diversity, as elucidated in our University Strategic Plan 2012-2017. In that plan, diversity is included among our shared values. The plan states that Drexel strives to, “Create and support a diverse university in all of its manifestations both because diversity has instrumental value – it makes Drexel’s students, faculty, and university community more competitive globally – and because diversity has inherent value – it fosters understanding, respect, and opportunity – thereby forging a better university for all.” In keeping with our goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, in 2012 President John Fry commissioned the President's Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Committee.

In Academic Year 2014-2015, in order to set goals into action and create an opportunity for members to come together under common interests, the committee voted in favor of creating four subcommittees that focus on specific target groups and the diversity efforts among them. Each subcommittee meets monthly while the steering committee as a whole meets quarterly to collaborate and report on subcommittee goals and accomplishments.

Subcommittee on Faculty / University Advisory Committee on Faculty Diversity

Janet Fleetwood, Co-Chair Senior Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs
Professor, Dornsife School of Public Health
Theodore Corbin, Co-Chair Director, Combined MD/MPH Degree Program
Director, Healing Hurt People, Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice
Associate Professor, College of Medicine and Dornsife School of Public Health
Ludo Scheffer, Co-Chair Chair, Faculty Senate
Director of Undergraduate Studies (Psychology) and Teaching Professor, College of Arts & Sciences
Ellonda Green, Secretary Program Manager, Office of Faculty Affairs
Adam Benforado Associate Professor, Kline School of Law
Yuanfang Cai Associate Professor, College of Computing and Informatics
Veronica Carey Assistant Clinical Professor and Associate Director of the Saturday Scholars Program,
College of Nursing and Health Professions
Stephen Cox Co-Principal Investigator and Project Director, Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
Russell D'Aiello Senior Programmer Analyst, Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Effectiveness
John DiNardo Senior Vice Provost, Academic Affairs
Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Aroutis Foster Assistant Professor, School of Education
Mark Freeman Vice Provost, Institutional Research, Assessment and Effectiveness
David Gefen Professor and Provost Distinguished Research Professor, LeBow College of Business
Valerie Ifill Assistant Teaching Professor, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Ann Klassen Professor, Dornsife School of Public Health
Ozlem Ogutveren-Gonul Assistant Teaching Professor, Close School of Entrepreneurship
Michele Rovinsky-Mayer Associate Vice President, Equality & Diversity
Maria Schultheis Director of Clinical Training and Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences
Ellen Staurowsky Professor, Center for Hospitality & Sports Management
Margaret Wheatley Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

Subcommittee on Professional Staff

Michele Rovinsky-Mayer, Co-Chair Associate Vice President, Equality & Diversity
Megan Weyler, Co-Chair

Vice President, Program Management/Organizational Effectiveness
Vice President, Human Resources

Anna Chrulkiewicz Associate Dean, LeBow College of Business
Shirley Grass Associate Director, Learning & Organizational Development, Human Resources
Ellonda Green Program Manager, Office of Faculty Affairs
Alexandra Morrison Equal Opportunity Compliance Specialist, Office of Equality and Diversity
Subir Sahu Associate Vice President
Dean of Student Life

Subcommittee on Supporting Student Diversity

Randall Deike, Co-Chair Senior Vice President, Enrollment Management & Student Success
Chris Ferguson, Co-Chair

Vice President and Dean, Admissions

Stephen Cox Co-Principal Investigator and Project Director, Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
Tatiana Diaz Director, Student Center for Inclusion and Culture
John DiNardo Senior Vice Provost, Academic Affairs
Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Subir Sahu Associate Vice President
Dean of Student Life
Rebecca Weidensaul Associate Dean of Students

Subcommittee on Community & University Outreach

Dimitrios Boufidis, Chair Director, Business & City Affairs, Office of Government and Community Relations
John DiNardo Senior Vice Provost, Academic Affairs
Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Sherita Glen Program Director, Diversity, College of Medicine Student Affairs
Lucy Kerman Vice Provost, University and Community Partnerships
Anika Warren Senior Associate Vice President, Foundation and Corporate Relations

Members at Large

John Rich Professor, Dornsife School of Public Health
James Herbert Dean, Graduate College
Executive Vice Provost
Professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Ross Hewitt Director, Compensation, Human Resources
Loretta Sweet Jemmott Vice President, Health and Health Equity