Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.23
Liaison Asheen Phansey
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
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Babson College
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Elizabeth Thornton
Chief Diversity Officer
President's Office
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee?:

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

To engage the entire community in the vision of “creating a diverse, multi-cultural and inclusive community of highly talented students, faculty and staff.”

Members of the committee, including affiliations :

Amir Reza - Director, International & Multicultural, Office of Int'l Programs
Andy Moutinho - Assistant Dir, Trades & Technical Svcs, Facilities Mgt & Planning
Cheryl Kiser - Managing Director, Lewis Institute
Coleen Crawford - Area Director, Suite Areas, Campus Life
Debbie Sinay - VP, Institutional Advancement, Division Management
Dennis Hanno - Dean, Undergraduate School
Dipti Madnani - Associate Director, Fast Track MBA, Graduate Corporate Program
Elizabeth Thornton - Chief Diversity Officer, President's Office
Jan Shubert - Director, Center for Women's Leadership, Ctr for Womens Leadership
Jen Zamora - Director, Student Activities & Leadership, Campus Life
Katrina Fludd - Coord, Student Diversity & Inclusion, Office of Int'l Programs
Lisa Thomas - Dir, Community Engagement & Multi-faith, Spiritual Life
Michele Oshima - Director, Sorenson Center for the Arts
Mike Trask - Senior Assistant Director, UG Admission, Undergraduate Admissions
Pam Gibbs - Class Dean, Academic Services, Academic Services
Robert Wald - Senior Database Developer, Information Technology
Sara Iszard - Assistant Dean, Student Affairs, Student Affairs
Sarah Herchel - Associate Director, Grad Student Affairs, Grad Pgm &Student Affairs
Terry Marroquin- Director, Office of Grad Progs & Stu Aff, Grad Pgm &Student Affairs
Theresa Holland - Senior Employment Representative, Human Resources
Vanessa Theoharis - Coordinator, UG School Marketing, UG School Dean's Office
Vicky Keller - Asst Dir, UG Career Ed & Alumni Relation, UG Ctr for Career Develop

Dawna Dewire - Senior Lecturer, Tech OPs & Info Mgmt
Elizabeth Goldberg - Associate Professor, Arts & Humanities
Janice Bell - Professor, Accounting
Julio De Castro - Professor, Entrepreneurial
Ken Matsuno - Associate Professor, Marketing
Mary Gentile - Sr. Research Scholar & Adjunct Lecturer, Lewis Initiative
Mary Godwyn - Assistant Professor, History & Society
Mary Pinard - Professor/Division Chair, Arts & Humanities
Miguel Rivera - Associate Professor, Management
Nan Langowitz - Professor, Management
Phil Dover - Associate Professor/Division Chair, Marketing
Sydel Sokuvitz - Associate Professor, Management

Gabriel Burd
Lizabeth Bell
Pote Jarupanich
Swapna Kommidi

Matthew Carruthers
Chris Smith
Geoffrey Suen
London Howell
Makhissa Damba
Nicholas Pineda
Sarina Kowaguchi
Shoney Yakubjanov
Stacey Han
Tazmun Nahar
Wei Lin
Winfred Fields

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

Does the institution have a diversity and equity office?:

A brief description of the diversity office:

The Chief Diversity Officer is part of the President's Office. The CDO aims to ensure that the mission permeates the entire Babson community and embed and infuse principles of inclusiveness into internal operating processes such as faculty and staff recruiting, student affairs to support student event planning and in the classroom.

There is also an Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion which creates innovative programs and services designed to create a more inclusive campus for students.

The number of people employed in the diversity office:

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

Diversity coordinator’s name:
Elizabeth Thornton

Diversity coordinator's position title:
Chief Diversity Officer

A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:

The Chief Diversity Officer will take the lead in all efforts to foster a learning and workplace environment that is welcoming and supportive to all Babson students, faculty, and staff. In collaboration with key administrators, responsible for providing leadership and coordination in the design, delivery, and assessment of a strategic diversity plan that promotes systemic institutional change as aligned with our academic value of diversity. The Chief Diversity Officer is also responsible for developing and directing college-wide programs committed to integrating diversity efforts across Babson; defining and delivering best practices and activities to establish Babson College as a leader in community diversity and inclusion; collaborating across business units in the design and implementation of diversity and inclusion programs that promote institutional change; and serving as an internal diversity consultant/resource/consultant for departments and divisions on campus. Serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet.

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

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