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Committee on Diversity and Equity 2015-2016

Specific Charges for 2015-2016

All Specific Charges are in addition to each committee's "General" Charge in the Council Bylaws

  • Obtain data relating to the diversity of Penn staff and discuss of the University’s efforts to recruit and retain diverse staff.
  • Continue discussion of the University’s efforts to attract diverse graduate students.
  • Examine the environment and resources available to low income undergraduate students. 
  • Consider gender diversity in STEM fields for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Review and discuss this Committee’s general charge and identify two or three issues that should be given the highest priority for the committee’s work in academic year 2016-17.

Committee Members


  • Ezekiel Dixon-Roman


  • Sam Starks


  • Kuan Evans


  • Regina Austin*
  • Herman Beavers*
  • Chenoa Flippen*
  • Nancy Hirschmann
  • Joe Libonati* 
  • Jonni Moore*
  • Sharrona Pearl

Graduate/professional students

  • Justine Sefcik
  • Lloyd Talley

Undergraduate students

  • Ann Okhupe
  • Cheyenne Rogers


  • Kristin Field*
  • Shaina Adams-El Gulabi


  • Lauren Kemp
  • Irene Tan*

*Indicates reappointment as chair or member.