Task Force's 2020 Report
President Havidán Rodríguez convened the Task Force on Diversity and Inclusive Excellence in May 2020. The Task Force was charged with:
Examining UAlbany’s organizational structures, programs, and services in support of diversity and inclusive excellence, and the resources currently supporting these efforts.
Developing a summary of current and planned activities programming over the next two years, and resource investments, in support of diversity and inclusion.
Creating a comprehensive inventory that includes, but is not limited to, grant programs, faculty cultural training competencies, intercultural student group training, micro-aggression, and implicit bias programming.
Recommending by December 31, 2020, suggestions to modify University-wide organizational structure around the University’s approach to diversity and inclusion.
Focusing these examinations on the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, Intercultural Student Engagement, Human Resources, and the Office of Equity & Compliance, along with other relevant units as identified by the Task Force.
Clarence McNeil, Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Affairs
Christine Wagner, Professor of Psychology
Alfredo Medina, Executive Director of the Office of Public Engagement
Damilola Adesanya, President of the Student Association
Staff Support: JD Hyde, Deputy Chief of Staff for the President's Office
David Dai, Professor of Educational Psychology and Statistics
DeeDee Bennett, Assistant Professor of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
Ramon Gil-Garcia, Research Director of the Center for Technology in Government
Tomoko Udo, Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Behavior
Glyne Griffith, Professor of English
Rabi Musah, Professor of Chemistry
Donald Keenan, Copy Cataloger for the University Libraries
Verónica Pérez Rodríguez, Associate Professor of Anthropology (Senate Nominee)
Sarah Nolan, Director of Training for Counseling & Psychological Services
Brian Stephenson, Associate Director of the Office of Community Standards
Steve Galime, Chief of Staff for the Provost's Office
Joyce DeWitt-Parker, Clinical Director of Counseling for Counseling & Psychological Services
Maritza Martinez, Director of the Educational Opportunities Program
Cara White, Associate Athletic Director
Amelia Barbadoro, Director of the Office of Equity & Compliance
Samuel Caldwell, Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President, Office of Diversity & Inclusion (Ex Officio)
Ekow King, Director of Intercultural Student Engagement
Paul Burlingame, Chief of the University Police Department
Amy Zhang, Chief of Staff for the Student Association
Nicholas Chin, Chair of the Student Senate
Elizabeth Ann Kelly, Equity & Inclusion Chair for the Graduate Student Association
Julia Lembach, Undergraduate Student
Kayan Matoo, Undergraduate Student
Tocory Oughterson, Graduate Student
Ramon Garcia, Graduate Student