Purpose

To promote diversity awareness and recommend ways to increase diversity and inclusion of all staff on campus in conjunction with the University of Iowa “Core Values,” Institutional Goal 5, which strives for a “culturally diverse and inclusive University campus.”

Scope of Concern

  1. Develop and encourage staff participation in programs to promote diversity awareness.
  2. Actively solicit information from and interact with the various diversity groups on campus and in the community in support of their goals as well as jointly sponsoring events/programs.
  3. Disseminate information to Council and staff concerning diversity programs/current activities and seek support from Council for promotion of these programs.
  4. Request annual updates from the University on the progress made toward increasing diversity and inclusion of staff on campus and report out to Staff Council annually.

Co-chairs: Hilary Jensen & Vickie Roesner

Committee Members

Hilary Jensen

Hilary Jensen

Title/Position
President; Provost; General Counsel; Human Resources; Strategic Communications; University College; Continuing Education Organization Representative
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Vickie Roesner

Title/Position
Behavioral Health; Health Care Function Representative
Neda Barrett

Neda Barrett, Staff Council Vice President/President Elect

Title/Position
Human Resources Function Representative
Nima Chaudhary

Nima Chaudhary, Executive Committee Member at-large 2024-2025

Title/Position
Behavioral Health & Health Care Function Representative
Brett Cloyd1

Brett Cloyd, Staff Council Secretary

Title/Position
University Libraries Organization Representative
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Evans Ochola

Title/Position
Academic Support Services and Libraries Function Representative
Tammy Paulus

Tammy Paulus

Title/Position
Finance and Operations Organization Representative
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Santhana Velupillai

Title/Position
Research; Scientific Services Function Representative
Darrelle Wilkinson

Darrelle Wilkinson

Title/Position
Research, Scientific Services Function Representative
Donna Wong Gibbons

Donna Wong-Gibbons, Executive Committee Member at-large 2024-2025

Title/Position
Business and Finance Function Representative