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|CONTACT INFORMATION||For the person completing this report.|
|INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOARD|
|Official Name of the Board||NMSU System Diversity Board|
|Effective date of establishment||08/2013|
|Authorizing Body or Official||President|
|Type of Board||Standing|
|Scope of Impact||System|
The NMSU System Diversity Council is a standing advisory body to the President of NMSU.
The NMSU System Diversity Council is authorized to serve the following functions:
a. To examine structural issues and policies to provide advice to the NMSU President relating to discrimination, diversity, and inclusion throughout the NMSU system. These issues include and are not limited to: the recruitment and retention of underrepresented students, faculty and staff at all NMSU campuses, and the systematic development and maintenance of equity and inclusion throughout the NMSU system. The creation of this system-wide diversity council does not preclude the individual campuses from appointing a campus-based group, ad hoc or standing, to address diversity issues. Advice and recommendations from such campus groups to central administration shall be brought to the NMSU System Diversity Council through each campus' member representative on the NMSU System Diversity Council.
b. To provide informed advice on equity and access as well as actively participate in university process to assist in development, assessing and achieving Vision 2020 Diversity Goals and supporting planning documents that will be developed by our units and community colleges.
|Chair for Current Year|
|Co-chair Name||Juan Garcia|
|Chair for Next Year|
|Additional Membership Details|
|What university function/office is responsible for appointments?|
a. Americain Indian Program
|Members are appointed by||Combination|
|Position appointment description|
a-j. the Director or equivalent head
|Is membership representative?||Yes|
It covers various programs, colleges, councils, and campuses in the NMSU system.
|What are the terms of appointment?|
a-j. Permanent seat
|Are terms staggered?||Yes|
|Are members subject to reappointment?||Yes|
|Please explain the conditions under which members are subject to reappointment.|
dependent upon the member appointment rep condition.
|What is the process for filling vacant positions?|
contacting the appointing representative.
|What is the process for selecting a chair?|
Officers of the Executive Committee (Chair, Chair-Elect, Immediate Past Chair, and a Secretary) are elected from the membership by a majority of the voting members of the council.
|Number of voting members||24|
|Voting Member 1 Name||Michael Ray|
|Department||American Indian Program|
|Voting Member 2 Name||Festus Addo-Yobo|
|Voting Member 3 Name||Laura Gutierrez-Spencer|
|Voting Member 4 Name||Cynthia Bejarano|
|Department||College Assistance Migrant Program|
|Voting Member 5 Name||Jeanelle Chavez|
|Department||Indian Resource Development Program|
|Voting Member 6 Name||Monica Dunivan|
|Department||Military and Veterans Programs|
|Voting Member 7 Name||Zooey Sophia Pook|
|Voting Member 8 Name||Trudy Luken|
|Department||Student Accessibility Services|
|Voting Member 9 Name||Thomas Douglas|
|Voting Member 10 Name||James Hall|
|Title||Assc. Athletics Director|
|Voting Member 11 Name||John Idowu|
|Department||College of Ag|
|Voting Member 12 Name||Anne Hubbell|
|Department||College of Arts and Science|
|Voting Member 13 Name||Carol Flinchbaugh|
|Department||College of Business|
|Voting Member 14 Name||Rudolfo Chavez Chavez|
|Department||College of Education|
|Voting Member 15 Name||Douglas Cortes|
|Department||College of Engineering|
|Voting Member 16 Name||Ernesto Moralez|
|Department||College of Health and Social Services|
|Voting Member 17 Name||Keith Mandebach|
|Voting Member 18 Name||Merranda Marin|
|Voting Member 19 Name||Juan Garcia|
|Voting Member 20 Name||Eduardo Chappa|
|Voting Member 21 Name||Gerri Martinez|
|Voting Member 22 Name||Gene Romero|
|Voting Member 23 Name||Carol Hicks|
|Department||Student Affairs and Enrollment Management|
|Voting Member 24 Name||Sarah Allison|
|Number of ex-officio/non-voting members||1|
|Ex-officio/Non-Voting Member 1 Name||Jerry Navarez|
|Department||Office of Institutional Equity|
|MEETINGS & ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT|
|What university office/function provides administrative support to this board?|
Administrative support shall be provided from among council members
|What are the requirements for the number of meetings to be held annually?|
|Was the requirement for the number of meetings met?||Yes|
|List of Meeting Dates|
15 Sept 15
Brought up concerns about the formation of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.