Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 78.45
Liaison Anne Rogers
Submission Date May 15, 2012
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Georgia Institute of Technology
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Marcia Kinstler
Sustainability Director
Office of Environmental Stewardship
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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 DPC charges include:

1. Identify and catalogue existing Institute programs/initiatives that address gender and racial/ethnic diversity for faculty, staff and students;
2. Identify and catalogue existing Institute initiatives that address education and training around issues of bias and diversity equity;
3. Identify and catalogue existing funded research that address gender and racial/ethnic diversity in STEM;
4. Develop strategies to promote collaborations and multidisciplinary initiatives that leverage existing and potential efforts to address broadly the agenda of gender and diversity equity in STEM.

Members of the committee, including job titles and affiliations :

Members of the committee, including affiliations:
Archie Ervin, VP for Institute Diversity
Sandra Duplessis - VPID
Denise Johnson-Marshall - Office of the Dean of Students Chris Burke - Government and Community Relations
Mollie Mayfield - Athletics
Stella Richardson - Library
Kenyona Russell - Enrollment Services
John Schultz - Ombudsman
Amy Bondurant - FTRI -Human Resources
Felicia Benton-Johnson - College of Engineering
Leslie Sharp - College of Architecture
Sheila Schulte - Office of International Education
Nancy Ruggeri - Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning - CETL
Rigoberto Hernandez - Chemistry and Biochemistry
Kate Wasch - Legal Affairs
Wing Suet Li - Mathematics - COS ADVANCE Professor
Cheryl Cofield - Office of Human Resources
Ann Gerondelis - College of Architecture
Margie Brown - GTRI
Nicole Leonard - Honors Program
Jilda Garton - Georgia Tech Research Corp.

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 the Vice President Institute Diversity (VPID) provides Institute leadership to establish priorities, policies, and programs that support our mission as a leading technological university in the 21st century. The VPID works with the executive leadership team of the Institute to ensure that we recruit, develop, retain and engage a diverse cadre of students, faculty, and staff with a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, interest and talents who will contribute to our mission and vision. The VPID also works with campus leaders to ensure that our core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion are embedded in equal opportunity and non-discrimination practices. A strong partnership with the Offices of Human Resources, Legal Affairs, and the Division of Student Affairs ensures our compliance with all federal and state laws regarding Equal Opportunity, Title IX, and The Americans with Disabilities Act.

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:
Archie Ervin

Diversity coordinator's position title:
Vice President for Diversity

A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:

Dr. Ervin’s overarching operational responsibility as Vice President is to provide Institute level leadership and oversight for Georgia Tech’s diversity, equity and inclusion agendas. The Vice President for Institute Diversity is a member of the President’s Cabinet where he helps to set institutional priorities, policies, programs and initiatives to enhance gender, racial, ethnic and social diversity in its faculty, staff and student communities. The Vice President for Institute Diversity (VPID) oversees the Georgia Tech ADVANCE Professorships that seek to transform and enhance gender diversity in the faculty and the Center for Women, Science and Technology, headed by three senior faculties, which links the study of science and technology to those of gender, culture and society. The VPID Office is also responsible for OMED Education Services and the Office for Hispanic Initiatives; two support units that address academic transition and academic success (retention and graduation) for women, historically underserved and low populations.

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

Georgia Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. 2011 was the fourth consecutive year, Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering has been ranked no. 1 in the U.S. for Hispanic graduate students by Hispanic Business magazine.

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