Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.07
Liaison Eva Rocke
Submission Date March 21, 2014
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University of Montana
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Cherie Peacock
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of 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 :

The University has a diversity and equity committee called the Diversity Advisory Council. Their mission statement:
"To encourage, advocate, and facilitate communication, education, and relations amoung persons of various races, physical conditions, religions, national origins, citizenship, genders, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, and sexual orientation at the Universtiy fo Montana."

Members of the committee, including job titles and affiliations :

Royce C. Engstrom, President

Blakely Brown, Health and Human Performance (2012-2014)
Maria Cole, Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity (2013-2015)

Olivia Holter, Day of Diologue Student representative

Natalie Hiller-Claridge, Campus Recreation

FACULTY (Five - Two Year Term Limit)
Bharath Sriraman, Department of Mathematical Sciences (2012 – 2014)
Heidi Eggert, Department of Theater & Dance (2012-2014)
Heather Bruce, Department of English (2012-2014)
Lucila Rudge, Department of Curriculum and Instruction (2013 – 2015)
Theresa Kinney, College of Biomedical and Health Professions (2013-2015)

STAFF (Two - Two Year Term Limit)
Chuck Harris, College of Arts and Sciences (2012-2014)
Natalie Hiller-Claridge, Campus Recreation (2012-2014)

African Students Association (One)
Courtney Damron
ASUM (Two)
Kamalashri Easwara Murthi
Asa Hohman
International Student Association (One)
Kyi-Yo Native American Student Association (One)
Wilena Old Person, Kyi-Yo Advisor
Lambda Alliance (One)
Jonathon Knudson, Financial Director

Kaimin (One)

Day of Dialogue (One)

Fredricka Hunter, American Indian Student Support Services Program
Benjamin Courteau, Associated Students of The University of Montana
Jennifer Zellmer-Cuaresma, Intercollegiate Athletics
VACANT, Missoula College
Rhondie Voorhees, Dean of Students
Mika Watanabe, Disability Services for Students
Juana Alcala and Emily Ferguson-Steger, Enrollment Services
Eric Gutierrez, Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Office
Barb Seekins, Foreign Student and Scholar Services
Carey Davis, Human Resource Services
Julie Biando Edwards, Mansfield Library
Melissa Steinike, Residence Life
Twila Old Coyote, Director, TRiO Student Support Services/Upward Bound
Jamar Galbreath, UC Diversity Planning
Dora LaCasse, Undergraduate Advising Center
Cary Shimek, University Relations
Len Leibinger, Veterans Affairs
Ray Carlisle, Retirees’ Association
Udo Fluck, International Programs

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 Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office at the University of Montana strives to support a diverse community accepting of all individuals regardless of their race, color, sex, age, religion, creed, marital or familial status, union affiliation, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, or political beliefs. This office will work to eliminate barriers which inhibit persons from achieving their full potential in education, employment, and other programs and services at the University.

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:
Eric M. Gutiérrez

Diversity coordinator's position title:
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Director and Title IX Coordinator

A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:

The Diversity Coordinator's role is to lead the office, carry out the mission of the office, and advise decision makers on campus.

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

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