Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.26
Liaison Cheri Chastain
Submission Date Nov. 19, 2013
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California State University, Chico
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Tray Robinson
Diversity & Inclusion 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 :

The President’s Diversity Council serves as an advisory body to the President, members of Cabinet, and the CSU, Chico community. Its membership represents a broad cross-section of the university community (students, faculty, staff, and administration) and includes representation from the larger Chico community. The PDC, with the full commitment of the Cabinet, is charged with building an institution-wide capacity to meet the needs of a campus that embraces diversity as one of our core values. Our campus’ diversity efforts are guided by a very broad and inclusive concept of diversity that “extends beyond traditional considerations—such as those based on ability, age, culture, disability, race/ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexuality, regional and national origin, political affiliation, religion and socio-economic background—to include the intellectual diversity that is a hallmark of a great university” (Diversity Action Plan 1).

To that end, the President’s Diversity Council is charged with promoting diversity and inclusion efforts in the four dimensions of the DAP:

• Access and success
• Education and scholarship
• Intergroup relations and campus climate
• Institutional vitality and viability

In order to advance the tasks and priorities outlined in the Diversity Action Plan, the President’s Diversity Council is comprised of four subcommittees, each focusing on different dimensions of the DAP and overseen by two co-chairs, and a steering committee, consisting of the CDO, the Director of University Diversity Programs and Inclusion, and the subcommittee co-chairs. The PDC is responsible for cultivating a shared understanding of inclusive excellence, assisting in the establishment of benchmarks, and assessing and communicating our diversity and inclusion efforts. These tasks will be accomplished through the efforts of both the steering committee and the four subcommittees. Towards that end, you are responsible for identifying and communicating diversity issues and providing recommendations regarding our diversity and inclusion efforts.

Ultimately, the work of the President’s Diversity Council is informed by the Diversity Action Plan 2011-2016, our Mission Statement, and Strategic Plan. These documents shall shape the vision, mission, and values of this committee.

Members of the committee, including job titles and affiliations :

Butts, Tracy - English and Chief Diversity Officer

Robinson, Tray - Director,
Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Wills, Joe - Director of Public Affairs and Pulications

Ornelas, Vincent, Social Work

Bryan, Maurice L. - Student Judicial Affairs

McMahon, Gary - Director of the Chico Student Success Center

Bommersbach, Mimi - Counseling and Wellness Center

Scholtes, Paula - Library

Patterson, Chela M. -
Director, Educational Opportunity Program and Student Learning Center

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 Office of Diversity at Chico State is dedicated to providing a welcoming environment where students, faculty and staff are included in campus events and activities to ensure their success. Together we can foster a climate that acknowledges and celebrates the differences that define who we are.

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:
Tray Robinson

Diversity coordinator's position title:
Director of University Diversity Programs and Inclusion

A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:

Serves as a resource to our campus community by providing information, referrals, advocacy, coordination and support for diversity-related events, activities, initiatives and discussions.

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

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