2018-2019 Diversity Council Nominations

The California State University, Sacramento Diversity Council is a committee of the University, established by the President. The purpose of the Diversity Council is to provide advice, recommendations, and participatory support on matters related to equity, diversity, and inclusion to the Executive Director of the Office of Inclusive Excellence. Up to six members of the Diversity Council may be appointed through an at-large nomination process. The at-large nomination deadline was July 15, 2018.

 

2018-2019 Diversity Council

The Diversity Council meets from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month after classes start for the academic year.  The 2018-2019 Diversity Council meeting calendar is as follows:

 

FALL 2018                                                         SPRING 2019

September 12th                                                 January 9th

October 10th                                                      February 13th

November 14th                                                  March 13th

December 12th                                                  April 10th

                                                                           May 8th

 

Diversity Council Charge

The Diversity Council is a committee of the University, established by the President. The charge of the Diversity Council is as follows:

PURPOSE & OBJECTIVES

Section 1. PURPOSE

The purpose of the California State University, Sacramento Diversity Council is to provide advice, recommendations, and participatory support on matters related to equity, diversity, and inclusion to the Executive Director of the Office of Inclusive Excellence (“OIE”).

Section 2. OBJECTIVES

To accomplish this purpose, the objectives of the Council are to:

  • Discuss and consider opportunities to increase equity and diversity.
  • Identify obstacles to achieving the goal of being an inclusive campus.
  • Provide solutions to remove the obstacles preventing Sacramento State from increasing equity and diversity and becoming a more inclusive campus.
  • Identify proactive strategies and approaches that will aid Sacramento State in becoming a more inclusive campus.
  • Participate in implementation efforts for the solutions and strategies identified.
  • Identify and provide feedback on metrics for evaluation and accountability of Sacramento State’s progress towards its equity, diversity, and inclusion goals.
  • Serve as ambassadors to the larger campus community as to the importance of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

COUNCIL STRUCTURE

Section 1. COUNCIL AUTHORITY. The Diversity Council serves as a thought partner to the Executive Director of OIE and provides advice, recommendation, and participatory support on matters related to equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout Sacramento State.

Section 2. COUNCIL COMPOSITION.

2.1 Chair. Executive Director of OIE shall chair the Diversity Council.

2.2 Members. The Council will be comprised of up to 25 members at Sacramento State appointed by the Executive Director of OIE, in consultation with the President of Sacramento State. The Council should reflect the broad-based perspective, skills, and experience found at Sacramento State and council membership shall be open to students, faculty, staff, and community members. The Executive Director of OIE will request nominations from Faculty Senate, University Staff Assembly, Associated Students Inc., and each division referenced below. Membership to the Council should be as follows:

2.2.1.   Two (2) members from Faculty Senate.

2.2.2.   Two (2) members from University Staff Assembly.

2.2.3.   Two (2) members from Associated Students Inc.      

2.2.4.   Four (4) individuals from Academic Affairs serving in positions with responsibilities that include educational equity or diversity programs or projects, such as University Committee for Persons with Disabilities, Full Circle Project, etc.

2.2.5.   Four (4) individuals from Student Affairs serving in positions with responsibilities that include educational equity and diversity related programs or centers, such as Strategic Diversity Initiatives, Centers for Diversity and Inclusion, Veterans Success Center, Women’s Resource Center, Multi-Cultural Center, PRIDE Center, etc.

2.2.6.   One (1) member from each of the following divisions:

(a) Administration & Business Affairs

(b) Human Resources

(c) Information Resources & Technology

(d) Public Affairs & Advocacy

(e) University Advancement

2.2.7.   The remaining members to be selected by the Executive Director of OIE, in consultation with the President.

Section 3. TERM. Council members shall serve staggered two-year terms. For the inaugural year beginning Fall 2018, half of the Council will receive one-year appointments and the other half will receive a two-year appointment. Council members are not subject to term limits and may be reappointed to successive terms at the discretion of the Executive Director, in consultation with the President.

Section 4. VACANCIES. In the event a member must resign for any reason, the Executive Director shall be notified immediately. The Executive Director, in consultation with the President, will determine whether and when to fill the vacancy.

Section 5. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. In addition to working to advance the purpose and objectives of the Diversity Council, all members shall:

  1. Attend a minimum of five meetings each academic calendar year. Members shall notify the Executive Director or their designee of any absence.
  2. Accept appointment to at least one of the committees of the Diversity Council, performing such duties as necessary for the committee to complete its charge.
  3. Provide advice and recommendations to the Executive Director of OIE through active engagement in Diversity Council discussions related to its purpose and objectives.

COUNCIL COMMITTEES

Section 1. COMMITTEE AUTHORITY. Committees operate under the authority of the Diversity Council and are advisory. Committees are advisory to the full Diversity Council, but may also work directly with the Executive Director of Inclusive Excellence.

Section 2. COMMITTEE COMPOSITION. Committees of the Diversity Council shall consist of standing committees and ad hoc committees, established as necessary to carry out the purpose and the objectives of the Diversity Council.

2.1 Standing committees. The standing committees of the Diversity Council are Planning/Infrastructure Committee; Data review/University Climate Committee; Policy review/Recommendations Committee; Recruitment and Retention: Faculty, Staff and Students Committee; and Training/Events/Forums Committee.

2.2.1    Data Review/University Climate. The Data Review/University Climate Committee assists in strategic planning related to the use and implementation of campus climate surveys; reviews current data and makes recommendations regarding data needs; and recommends measures of success related campus climate related matters.

2.2.1    Planning/Infrastructure. The Planning/Infrastructure Committee provides recommendations and input on matters related to the organization and operation of OIE, including strategic planning for OIE and the Diversity Council; recommendations for personnel, position descriptions, website content, marketing, etc.; and strategic outreach to the campus and external community.

2.2.3   Policy Review/Recommendations. The Policy Review/Recommendations Committee reviews, recommends, and proposes policies related to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

2.2.4    Recruitment and Retention: Faculty, Staff and Students. The Recruitment and Retention Committee reviews data related to the recruitment and retention of faculty, staff and students; makes recommendations related to policies and practices impacting recruitment and retention efforts; and develops strategies and tools for increasing diversity and promoting inclusion in campus-wide recruitment and retention efforts.

2.2.5    Trainings, Events, and Forums. The Training, Events, and Forums Committee assesses campus-wide need and audience for various trainings related to diversity and inclusion efforts; provides advice and recommendations related to diversity and inclusion related trainings, events, and forums; collaborates with OIE and other campus entities to recommend and plan diversity and inclusion related trainings, events, and forums; and recommends annual plans of action for implementing training, events, and forums in furtherance of the goals of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

2.2 Ad hoc committees. The Executive Director of OIE, with Council approval, may establish ad hoc committees as necessary. The charge and responsibilities of ad hoc committees shall be delineated at the time the committee is established. It is expected that ad hoc charges shall be resolved within one year; an extension may be granted by the Diversity Council, as appropriate.

MEETINGS

Section 1. Council Meetings. The Council will meet generally once a month throughout the year, but no less than 4 times in each of the fall and spring semesters. The time and date of the meetings can be modified as necessary, but should be established at the beginning of each annual term. The meetings shall be two hours, although the duration of meetings shall be modified as needed.

Section 2. Committee Meetings. Each committee shall meet as needed to complete their charge. 

 

2017-2018 Diversity Council

Diana Tate Vermeire, Chair
Executive Director, Office of Inclusive Excellence and University Diversity Officer

Katherine Bahena-Benitez, ASI Appointee
Student Representative

William Bishop, Human Resources Appointee
Director, Equal Opportunity

Samantha Blackburn, Faculty Senate Appointee
Faculty – School of Nursing

Warren Bonta, , At-Large Appointee
Community Member, Renaissance Society

Drajwanee Dickerson, ASI Appointee
Director of Health and Human Services

Nathan Dietrich, Public Affairs & Advocacy Appointee
Director of State and Federal Relations

Marya Endriga, At-Large Appointee
Director of Graduate Studies and Special Assistant to the Dean

Rachel Frame, University Staff Assembly Appointee
Staff Representative – University Library

Julian Vasquez Heilig, Academic Affairs Appointee
Director, Doctorate in Educational Leadership

Jamie Hoffman, Academic Affairs Appointee
Faculty – RPTA – Therapeutic Recreation Program

Bao Johri, Information Resources & Technology Appointee
Senior Director, Planning & Strategic Projects (IRT)

Tina Jordan-Brown, Student Affairs Appointee
Assistant Vice President, Strategic Success Initiatives
Director, Peer and Academic Resource Center (PARC)
Director, Martin Luther King Jr. Center

Amy Kautzman, Academic Affairs Appointee
Dean, University Library 

Regeena Lewis, University Staff Assembly Appointee
Staff Representative – Equal Opportunity

Tony Lucas, Administration & Business Affairs Appointee
Senior Director, UTAPS

José “Humphrey” Meseguer, At-Large Appointee
Community Service Specialist

 Boatamo Mosupyoe, Academic Affairs Appointee
Chair, Ethnic Studies 

Melissa Muganzo, Student Affairs Appointee
Coordinator, Pride Center 

Gloria Petruzzelli, Student Affairs Appointee
Counselor, Psychological Services 

Kevan Shafizadeh, At-Large Appointee
Associate Dean, College of Engineering & Computer Science

Chris Towler, Faculty Senate Appointee
Faculty – Political Science

Chao Vang, At-Large Appointee
External Relations Coordinator, SASEEP 

Paul Villaluz, University Staff Assembly Appointee
Staff Representative – University Advancement

Jeff Weston, Student Affairs Appointee
Director, Veterans Success Center 

Ebony Williams, At-Large Appointee
Faculty – Graduate and Professional Studies