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Addressing Racism and Social Injustice at the University of Illinois Steering Committee

Steering Committee

Sean C. Garrick, Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (Chair)

Christopher Ackerman-Avila, Vice President, Illinois Student Government

James Anderson, Dean, College of Education

Matthew Ando, Professor, Department of Mathematics

Jennifer Bernhard, Willet Professor and Director, Illinois Applied Research Institute

Jeffrey Brown, Dean, Gies College of Business

Danita Brown Young, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Antoinette Burton, Director, Humanities Research Institute

Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko, Dean, Graduate College

Margareth Etienne, Associate Dean, College of Law

Kevin Hamilton, Dean, College of Fine & Applied Arts

Wendy Heller, Professor, Department of Psychology

Jonathan Inda, Chair, Department of Latina/Latino Studies

King Li, Dean, Carle Illinois College of Medicine

Reitumetse Mabokela, Vice Provost for International Affairs and Global Strategies

Kevin Pitts, Vice Provost, Office of the Provost

Gene Robinson, Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Michael Schlosser, Director, Police Training Institute

Wanda Ward, Executive Associate Chancellor for Administration and University Relations

Gioconda Guerra Pérez, Executive Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity (ex officio)

Elizabeth K. Tsukahara, Assistant Director for Communications, OVCDEI (ex officio)

Holly Clingan, Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (Staffing and Support)

Steering Committee – Charge Letter, 2020

Working Group 1: Teaching and Scholarship

Kevin Pitts, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Provost’s Office (Co-Chair)

James Anderson, Dean, Professor, College of Education (Co-Chair)

Cynthia Oliver, Professor & Associate Vice Chancellor, FAA & OVCRI

Angie Wolters, Director, Women in Engineering, Grainger College of Engineering

Kristy Valentin, Director of Access and Achievement Program, LAS

Ross Wantland, Director of Curriculum Development and Education, OVCDEI

Jonathan Inda, Chair, Latina/Latino Studies, LAS

Kevin Mumford, Professor, History, LAS

Steven C. Zimmerman, Professor, Chemistry, LAS

Kevin Jackson, Associate Professor & Associate Dean of Undergraduate Affairs, Gies College of Business

Andy Borst, Director, Admissions Office

Mark Cole, Undergraduate Student, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, ACES

Angharad Valdivia, Research Professor, College of Media

Rochelle Sennet, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Diversity, FAA

Jennifer Bernhard, Willet Professor and Director, Illinois Applied Research Institute

Jamelle Sharpe, Professor, College of Law

Rochelle Gutierrez, Professor, College of Education

Kathy Martensen, Assistant Provost for Educational Programs, (ex officio)

Heidi Johnson, Affirmative Action Director, (ex officio)

Jill Rannebarger, Dean’s Assistant, College of Education (Staffing and Support)

Deb Kincaid, Assistant to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Office of the Provost (Staffing and Support)

Teaching and Scholarship – Charge Letter, 2020

Working Group 2: Diversity and a Culture of Inclusion

Kevin Hamilton, Dean, Professor Fine and Applied Arts, FAA (Co-Chair

Antoinette Burton, Director, Humanities Research Institute, OVCRI; Professor, History, LAS (Co-Chair)

Shawna Patterson-Stephens, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs/OIIR Director

Monique Rivera, Co-Director of Engagement, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

Keiko Price, Senior Associate Director of Athletics, DIA

Kaamilyah Abdullah-Span, Director of Campus Culture and Climate, OVCDEI

Kanesha Overton, 2nd Year Medical Student, Carle Illinois College of Medicine

Margaret Browne Huntt, Assistant Director of Strategic Research Initiatives, Chief Diversity Officer, Cancer Center at Illinois

Jenny Davis, Interim Director, American Indian Studies, Associate Professor, Anthropology, LAS

Isabel Molina-Guzman, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Professor, Latina/Latino Studies, LAS

Helen Neville, Professor, Educational Psychology & African American Studies, College of Education & LAS

Elizabeth Hsiao-Wecksler, Mechanical Science and Engineering, Grainger College of Engineering

Kimberly Otchere, Director of Inclusion and Talent Development, Housing/Student Affairs

Paulina Camacho, PhD Student, FAA

Jim Hintz, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success and Engagement, Student Affairs, (ex officio)

Avé Alvarado, Executive Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Graduate College, (ex officio)

Soo Ah Kwon, Head and Associate Professor, Department of Asian American Studies, LAS

Rebecca Nash, Administrative Assistant, Fine and Applied Arts (Staffing and Support)

Diversity and a Culture of Inclusion – Charge Letter, 2020

Working Group 3: Public Safety, Policing, and the Justice System

Margareth Etienne, Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs, College of Law (Co-Chair)

Michael Schlosser, Director, Police Training Institute (Co-Chair)

Nizam Arain, Associate Vice Chancellor for Compliance, OVCDEI/OAE

Kenworthey Bilz, Professor, College of Law

Rebecca Ginsburg, Director, Education Justice Project; Associate Professor, College of Education

Sarah Colomé, Director, Women’s Resources Center, OIIR/Student Affairs

Katherine Snyder, Associate Dean of Students, Student Assistance Center, Office of the Dean of Students/Student Affairs

Alice Cary, Chief of Police, University of Illinois Police Department

Arnoldo Ayala, Speaker of the Senate, Illinois Student Government

Lauren Aronson, Immigration Law Clinic Director, College of Law

A. Naomi Paik, Associate Professor, Asian American Studies; Gender & Women’s Studies; LAS

Gilberto Rosas, Associate Professor, Anthropology; Latina/Latino Studies; LAS

Leslie K. Morrow, Director, LGBT Center, Student Affairs

John Hanlon, Director, Innocence Project

Jeffrey Martin, Assistant Professor, Anthropology; LAS

Anthony Cobb, Chief of Police, City of Champaign

James Carter, Sergeant, University of Illinois Police Department

Cindy Smith, Office Manager, College of Law (Staffing and Support)

Chaley Hausle, Assistant to the Director, Police Training Institute (Staffing and Support)

Public Safety, Policing, and the Justice System – Charge Letter, 2020

Working Group 4: Community Action and Public Engagement

Wanda Ward, Executive Associate Chancellor for Administration and University Relations, Chancellor’s Office (Co-Chair)

Danita Brown Young, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, OVCSA (Co-Chair)

Annie Abbott, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Professor, Spanish & Portuguese, LAS

Aeriel Burtley, Student, LAS

Erez Cohen, Executive Director, Illini Hillel

Neal Cohen, Director, Interdisciplinary Health Institute, OVCRI

Jennifer Dillavou, President, University of Illinois Alumni Association

Tori Exum, Senior Human Resources Manager, Illinois Human Resources;Urbana School Board

Antonio Franklin, Associate Director, University of Illinois Extension

Robert Flider, Director, Community and Government Relations, Chancellor’s Office

Jazmyne Kellogg, Interim Director, Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, OIIR/Student Affairs

Emily Knox, Associate Professor, Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Information Sciences

Ruby Mendenhall, Associate Professor, Sociology, LAS; Assistant Dean for Diversity and Democratization of Health Innovation, Carle Illinois College of Medicine

Faranak Miraftab, Professor, Urban & Regional Planning, FAA; Gender & Women’s Studies, LAS

Brent Roberts, Director/Professor, Center for Social and Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, LAS

Medra Roberts-Southerland, Assistant Director for Diversity Initiatives; OVCDEI

Jon Seydl, Director, Krannert Art Museum

Sam Smith, Director, Civic & Community Practice, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, FAA

Rachel Switzky, Director, Siebel Center for Design

William Trent, Professor, Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership; Center for Education in Small Urban Communities, College of Education

Liliane Windsor, Associate Professor, School of Social Work Gina Lee-Olukoya, Director of Student Engagement/Student Success and Engagement, Student Affairs

Kandace Turner, Working Group Executive Liaison, Associate Director for Public Engagement, Chancellor’s Office, (ex officio)

Penny Nigh, Assistant to the Executive Associate Chancellor, Chancellor’s Office (Staffing and Support)

Tara Smith, Administrative Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, OVCSA (Staffing and Support)

Community Action and Public Engagement – Charge Letter, 2020