President’s Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The President’s Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is appointed by the president and charged with examining diversity, equity and inclusion practices, recommending a vision for DEI, high-impact action steps, and assessing the implementation of those action steps.

President’s Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Commission Charge

The President’s Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is appointed by the president and charged with the following actions:

  • Examine current diversity, equity and inclusion practices at BU
  • Recommend to the president a vision for BU that demonstrates an institutionalized, sustainable, and enduring commitment to actualizing the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Recommend to the president high impact action steps that reflect best practices across the nation. These recommendations will comprise a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan.
  • Monitor and assess the implementation of the recommended action steps (i.e. the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan) in collaboration with appropriate university entities such Cabinet, Leadership Council, Forum, etc.  

Training Videos

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  Ableism
  Ethnic Intimidation
  Unconscious Bias

Active Allyship: Change requires Action

President’s Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion-Part 1
President’s Commission on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion-Part 2

Commission Members / Policies and Procedures

Commission Members

• Co-Chair: Dr. Shavonne Shorter, Special Assistant to the President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Associate Professor of Communication Studies

• Co-Chair: Ms. Madelyn Rodriguez, Director of the Multicultural Center

• Dr. Jung Kim, Associate Professor of Marketing

• Dr. Amy Eitzen, Associate Dean, College of Education

• Dr. Carolyn Reid-Brown, Assistant Professor of Exceptionality Programs

• Dr. Angela Pang, Professor of Exceptionality Programs

• Ms. Albra Heineman, Coordinator of the Women’s Resource Center

• Mr. Asa Kelley, Video Production Specialist

• Dr. Heather Feldhaus, Dean of Graduate Studies, Interim Assistant Vice President

• Mr. Michael Hamlin, Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

• Ms. Michaela Maw, Undergraduate Student in Sociology

• Dr. Mahmoud Darwich, Assistant Professor of Computer Science

• Mrs. Adrienne Mael, Bloomsburg Alumna, CEO/President of the United Way of Columbia and Montour Counties

• Ms. Carolyn Taggart, Coordinator of Sexual & Gender Diversity

• Mr. Leo Sokoloski, Director, Law Enforcement/Police

• Mr. George Long, Interim Executive Director of Diversity, Equity & Multicultural Affairs

• Ms. Kate Bauman, Assistant Director of Employment Services

• Mr. Gibryl Livingston, CGA Representative

• Dr. Doreen Jowi, Associate Professor of Communication Studies

• Ms. Felicia Ellzy, Alumna, Director and Instruction at The Nativity School

• Ms. Sydney Reigel, Master’s Student in Exercise Science

Recurring Guests

• Mr. Peter Kelly, Chief of Staff, Office of the President

• Dr. Erin Brummett, Associate Professor of Communication Studies

• Ms. Meaghan Fuhrman, Statistician 3, Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Administrative Team

• Ms. Christa Lamoreaux, Administrative Support

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Special Assistant to the President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion