Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.96
Liaison Jacob Saffert
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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Saint John's University
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Ben Roske
SJU Office Sustainability
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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 :

Diversity advancement at SJU is fostered through the Intercultural Directions Council, whose primary role is to "empower, facilitate, assess and provide data, resources and feedback to the CSB|SJU communities so as to enhance intercultural competence. This process will embrace an integral and collaborative approach that over time engages all aspects of both institutions. The Strategic Directions Council expects the IDC to provide quality and timely information in order to inform the SDC in institutional planning." (from website provided below)

Members of the committee, including affiliations :

Aric Putnam (Co-chair): Communication Professor
Mary Geller (Co-chair): Student Development
Carol Abell: HR Office
Theresa Anderson: Academic Advising
Mike Connolly: Dean of Students
Jillian Hiscock: Assistant Dir of Admission
Greg Hoye: Exec Dir of Comm and Mktg Serv
Nancy Johnson: Advancement Service Asst
Kaarin Johnston: Theater Professor
Ken Jones: Prof/Dir of Common Curriculum
Rachelle Larsen: Nursing Professor
Jessica O'Reilly: Sociology Professor
Luann Reif: Nursing Professor
Peggy Retka: Education Abroad Advisor
Jon McGee: VP Planning and Public Affairs
Galadette Moss: Student
Elena Sanchez-Mora: Hispanic Studies Professor
Gwen Schimek: Assistant Director Student Activ/Leadership
BernaDette Suwareh: Director of Intercultural Ctr
Christina Tourino: English Professor

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 mission of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University Intercultural Center (IC) is to advance self-identity, diversity and inclusion within the student body and campus community. We collaborate to facilitate the retention, graduation, and success of students, especially American Students of Color. We do this through advocacy, intercultural education, and social programming that affirms and empowers students in light of our Catholic, Benedictine, and liberal arts values of understanding, inclusiveness, and justice.

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:
Marlene Ergen

Diversity coordinator's position title:
Human Resources Coordinator

A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:

The goals of this position is to continue to retain and enhance the diversity of employees on both campuses. They also prepare the affirmative action plans and data that is submitted to the state for certification.

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

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