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Committee on Diversity and Equity 2016-2017

Specific Charges for 2016-2017

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 University’s efforts to recruit and retain diverse staff.   
  • Examine the campus climate and experiences of LGBTQ students, staff, and faculty. 
  • Examine and discuss the pilot survey and data on graduate students, with a particular focus on diverse graduate students. 
  • Continue to assess efforts related to the campus climate for undergraduate students for low-income and first-generation undergraduate 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 2017-18.

Committee Members


  • Ezekiel Dixon-Roman*


  • Sam Starks


  • Kuan Evans


  • Regina Austin*
  • H. Gerald Campano
  • Nancy Hirschmann*
  • Jonni Moore*
  • Sharrona Pearl*
  • Deborah Small
  • Ebony Thomas 

Graduate/professional students

  • Sashae Sabrina Mitchell
  • Lloyd Talley*

Undergraduate students

  • Erica Dienes
  • Calvary Rogers


  • Kristin Field*
  • Shaina Adams-El Gulabi*


  • Lauren Kemp*
  • Irene Tan*

*Indicates reappointment as chair or member.