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Inclusion and Diversity Committee



 Keri Valentine
Keri Valentine

College of Education and Human Services


Stefanie Hines, Davis, Chair-Elect
Lauri Andress, Public Health
Malayna Bernstein, CEHS
Heather Billings, School of Medicine
Scott Crichlow, Eberly College
Cerasela Dinu, Statler College
Marina Galvez Peralta, Pharmacy
Dave Hauser, Eberly College
Tiffany Mitchell Patterson, CEHS
Jessica Morgan, Creative Arts
Ellen Belchoir Rodrigues, LGBTQ+ Center
Denis Scott, Extension
Erin Kelley, TLC Representative
Robyn Shannon, TLC Representative
J. Carr, ex officio, NAACP
Bradley Wilson, Center for Resilient Communities, Ex officio
J. Spenser Darden, Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Ex officio
Aisury Vaquez, Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Ex officio
Dariane Drake, Student

Committee Charge

The Faculty Senate Inclusion and Diversity Committee (IDC) is charged with undertaking the following set of actions:

  • Assess and issue a university wide report on the campus culture of inclusion,equity, and diversity to be carried out according to best practices but not less than every five years;
  • Provide material, curricular support, and guidance, including an online toolkit, for faculty teaching and service related to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Establish and hold ongoing conversations with key units and stakeholders including but not limited to the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,the office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, the Center for Excellence in Disabilities, the Center for Black Culture and Research, the ADVANCE program, the LGBTQ+ Center, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and external community leaders and stake holder groups that work to further social justice and inclusion in West Virginia;
  • Evaluate periodically national trends and report on best practices related to diversity and inclusion, and make recommendations to appropriate University bodies including the Office of the Provost, the Teaching and Learning Commons, and other Centers, Colleges, Schools and programs affiliated with the University;
  • Report on systems and mechanism that provide support to faculty who engage in research and scholarship on issues related to social status including but not limited to race, ethnicity, income, gender, sexuality, and religion;
  • Address in a timely fashion other issues pertinent to the charge of the committee.