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NMSU System Diversity Council
The NMSU System Diversity Council is a standing advisory body to the Chancellor 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.
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.
a-k. Permanent seat
l-o. through its Chair or President
p-w. through its Dean, Vice President or equivalent
x-aa. President of the respective campus
ab. Director of OIE of their designee
Covers various programs, colleges, councils, and campuses in the NMSU system.
a. Americain Indian Program
b. Black Programs
c. Chicano Programs
d. Indian Resource Development Program
e. LGBT+ Program
f. Military and Veterans Programs
g. Student Accessibility Services
h. Hispanic Faculty Staff Caucus
i. Tribal Voice Working Group
j. HSI Working Group
k. Collge Assistance Migrant Program
l. Faculty Senate
n. Graduate Student Council
o. NMSU Employee Council
p. College of Ag
q. College of Arts and Sciences
r. College of Business
s. College of Education
t. College of Health and Services
u. University Library
v. Athletics Department
w. Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
x. Alamogordo Community College
y. Carlsbad Community College
z. Dona Ana Community College
aa. Grants Community College
ab. Office of Institutional Equity, ex officio
a-k. Permanent seat
l-o. Two-year terms
p-w. Two-year terms
x-aa. Two-year terms
Dependent upon the member appointment representation condition.
Contacting the appointing representative.
|Hector Sanchez||Director, MIlitary and Veterans Programs||Voting Member|
|Laura Gutierrez Spencer||Director, Chicano Programs||Voting Member|
|Michael Ray||Director, American Indian Program||Voting Member|
|Festus Addo-Yobo||Director, Black Programs||Voting Member|
|Zooey Sopia Pook||Director, LGBT+ Programs||Voting Member|
|Cynthia Bejarano||Professor||Voting Member|
|Carol Fonseca||Counseling Psychologist||Voting Member|
|Trudy Luken||Director, Student Accessibility Svcs||Voting Member|
|Lauri Millot||Director, AA/Equal Employment||Non-voting Member|
|Kevin Prieto||ASNMSU - President||Voting Member|
|Maria Rocha-Hall||Asst, Special/Executive||Voting Member|
|John Idowu||Ext. Specialist||Voting Member|
|Laura Lujan (Williams)||Assoc. Professor||Voting Member|
|Carol Flinchbaugh||Assoc. Professor||Voting Member|
|Dana Christman||Assoc. Professor||Voting Member|
|Abby Nayra||Student Program Coordinator||Voting Member|
|Keith Mandabach||Professor||Voting Member|
|Elba Serrano||Professor||Voting Member|
|Loui Reyes||Dean, Graduate School||Voting Member|
|Juan Garcia||Director, Pub Rel,Dev & Events||Voting Member|
|Rebecca Silva||Business Manager||Voting Member|
|Hiranya Roychowdhury||Professor||Voting Member|
|Elan Delgadillo||Library Spec||Voting Member|
|Carol B. Hicks||Program Manager||Voting Member|
|Marielena De La Rosa||Assistant Professor||Voting Member|
Administrative support shall be provided from among council members.
Discussed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy and how federal administration changes would impact our students.
The Diversity Council was presented with a plan from the Provost’s office concerning the hiring of a potential Diversity Chief for the NMSU System. Feedback for this proposal was requested by the administration on position title and overall responsibilities.
Discussed the Chancellor Search 2018 and the role of the Diversity Council. Diversity Council sent memo to the Board of Regents requesting the “search council reflect the composition of the State of New Mexico in race, ethnicity, gender and sexual identity”.
Discussed the importance of creating a Diversity Council web site to post information about events and activates concerning our organizations. Council worked with Adam Cavotta from the Provost’s office to create a website that was completed in April 2018.
Discussed NMSU hiring policy concerning staff and faculty at all level of employment and how NMSU can create more diversity in faculty, staff and upper management. Also discussed ways to work with the incoming administration on matters of diversity in the workplace.