Diversity Council




Reports to the Dean.


The RCOAL Diversity Council makes policy recommendations aimed at increasing diversity in the College and ensuring that all individuals—but particularly BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and international faculty, staff, and students—feel welcome, safe, represented, respected, and valued. In fulfilling this purpose, the Council engages in actions including, but not limited to:

  • Assessing the College’s overall climate regarding diversity
  • Developing and periodically updating the College’s diversity action plan
  • Proposing and coordinating diversity and inclusion strategies and initiatives
  • Coordinating with other College and department committees to ensure that events, recruitment and marketing efforts, curriculum, hiring practices, etc., are broadly inclusive
  • Supporting the efforts of the Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DDEI), Multicultural Services, departmental diversity committees, and other similar campus units
  • Assessing the impact of the College’s diversity and inclusion efforts


Associate Dean for Diversity, Globalization, and Policy


One to four faculty members from each academic department, interested College staff, DDI fellow (if RCOAL)


Two years, staggered within department, and may be reappointed if no other potential member is interested.

Current members

Jason Jolley, Chair

Art and Design
  • Fatih Benzer
  • Colby Jennings
  • Rachel Johnson
  • Isabelle Bauman
  • Chris Collins
  • Eric Morris
  • Mara Cohen Ioannides
  • Suneeta Thomas
  • Alan Tinkler
Media, Journalism and Film
  • Holly Holladay
  • Jon Mabee
  • Joy Millana
  • Todd Payne
World Languages and Cultures
  • Antoinette Barffour
  • Alejandra Cerdas Cisneros
  • Lu Maimone

Matt Scott (Career Center)