Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.13
Liaison Michael Kensler
Submission Date Jan. 15, 2013
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Auburn University
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Overtoun Jenda
Assoc. Provost, Diversity & Multicultural Affairs
Diversity & Multicultural Affairs
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee or a brief description of the committee's purview and activities :

The Multicultural Diversity Commission provides a permanent and very visible forum for deliberating and developing policies and initiatives on matters of diversity, tolerance, and inclusiveness. The Commission reports to the President and meets four times (2 per semester) during the academic year.

The Diversity Council provides a forum for developing and implementing diversity programs in Auburn University’s colleges, schools, and administrative units, and promotes cooperation and collaboration among units on matters concerning diversity. The Council is guided by the Strategic Diversity Plan and university diversity policies and initiatives and meets four times (2 per semester) during the academic year and once during the summer semester.


Members of the committee, including job titles and affiliations :

Multicultural Diversity Commission members include:
1. Christopher Qualls - Theatre (Chair)
2. Maria Auad - Polymer and Fiber Engineering (Co-Chair)
3. Nancy McDaniel - Educational Support Services
4. Lynne Hammond - Human Resources
5. Andrew Gillespie – International Programs
6. Corey Edwards – Student Involvement
7. Overtoun Jenda – Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
8. Gwynedd Thomas – Polymer and Fiber Engineering
9. Joe Kemble – Horticulture
10. Yolanda Brady – Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
11. Valentina Hartarska – Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
12. Jose Llanes – Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology
13. Sonya Dixon – Administrative & Professional Representative
14. Jennifer Richardson – Property Services; Staff Representative
15. Amanda Carr – Multicultural Center; Staff Representative
16. Heather Horn – Graduate Student Representative
17. Christian Campbell – Undergraduate Student Representative

Diversity Council members include:
Colleges and Schools
1. Agriculture - Cynthia Channell-Butcher (Academic Programs)
2. Architecture, Design & Construction - Salman Azhar (Associate Professor)
3. Business - Sarah Stanwick (Management)
4. Education - Jared Russell (Associate Professor)
5. Samuel Ginn College of Engineering - Nels Madsen (Associate Dean)
6. Forestry and Wildlife - Edward Loewenstein (Associate Dean)
7. Graduate School - George Crandell (Associate Dean)
8. Human Sciences - Susan Hubbard (Associate Dean)
9. Liberal Arts - Daydrie Hague (Associate Professor)
10. Nursing - Pam Hennessey (Academic Advisor)
11. Harrison School of Pharmacy - Paul Jungnickel (Associate Dean)
12. Sciences and Mathematics - Vince Ortiz (Professor and Chair)
13. Veterinary Medicine - Donna Angarano (Associate Dean)

Other Administrative Units
14. Alabama Cooperative Ext. Sys. - Chris McClendon (Manager, HR)
15. Enrollment Services - Velda Rooker (Director - University Scholarships)
16. Facilities Division - Zilun Fan (Accountant)
17. Libraries - Todd Shipman (Librarian)
18. Student Affairs - Corey Edwards (Director)
19. Undergraduate Studies - Nancy McDaniel (Executive Director)
20. Auxiliary Services - Bob Ritenbaugh (Assistant Vice President)

Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
21. Access & Community Initiatives - Paulette Patterson Dilworth (Assistant Vice President)
22. Diversity Faculty Mentor - Curtis Jolly (Chair, Ag. Econ. & Rural Sociology)
23. Women’s Initiatives - Donna Sollie (Assistant Provost)
24. Diversity and Multicultural Affairs - Overtoun Jenda (Associate Provost)


The website URL where information about the diversity and equity committee is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity office?:
Yes

A brief description of the diversity office:

Auburn University’s Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODMA) strives to offer a comprehensive range of exemplary educational programs that foster and sustain an environment that promotes academic excellence, respects differences, and accepts inclusiveness. The primary purpose of the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is to accomplish the mission set forth in Auburn University’s Strategic Diversity Plan: Establish diversity as a core value at Auburn University. Units include Access and Community Initiatives, Women’s Initiatives, Women’s Resource Center, Women in Science and Engineering Institute, Multicultural Center, and the Educational Opportunity Resource Center.


The number of people employed in the diversity office:
20

The website URL where information about the diversity and equity office is available:
Does the institution have a diversity and equity coordinator?:
Yes

Diversity coordinator’s name:
Dr. Overtoun Jenda

Diversity coordinator's position title:
Associate Provost for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:

Dr. Overtoun Jenda serves as the Chief Diversity Officer for Auburn University in the position of Associate Provost for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. He has served in this position since January 1, 2006. Dr. Jenda reports to the Provost and is responsible for the implementation of the Auburn University Strategic Diversity Plan.


The website URL where information about the diversity and equity coordinator is available:

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