Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Lee McQueen
Submission Date Feb. 2, 2012
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University of Nebraska at Kearney
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Cheryl Bressington
Director of Human Resources
Human Resources
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Does the institution have a diversity and equity committee?:
Yes

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

The Affirmative Action Commission exists as a vehicle to advise the Chancellor on Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity policies and practices. The Commission has two distinct charges. First, the Commission is charged with reviewing and supporting the development of institutional Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity policies, monitoring the hiring process and the Affirmative Action Plan, and identifying potential areas of concern in matters related to Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity. Second, the Commission is charged with supporting education and training programs relative to the institution's Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity policies and guidelines, monitoring Affirmative Action initiatives, and investigating individual grievances related to policies or actions which may be discriminatory. These two charges are designed to encourage and support diversity initiatives and to protect individuals and the university community collectively from the possible moral and legal repercussions of the violation of Equal Opportunity guidelines. These charges to the Commission also provide a means for ensuring due process if members of the university community experience


Members of the committee, including affiliations :

College of Business & Technology (3 yr appointment) Ron Tuttle
College of Education (3 yr appointment) Glenn Tracy
College of Fine Arts & Humanities (3 yr appointment) Martha Kruse
College of Natural & Social Sciences (3 yr appointment) Pradeep Barua
Student Life (3 yr appointment) Ismael Torres
Office Service (3 yr appointment) Joni Weed
Administrative & Managerial/Professional Staff (3 yr appointment) Linda Clark
Graduate Student (1 yr. appointment) Brandon Blackmer
Undergraduate Student (1 yr appointment) Adriana Bautista
Director, AA/EO; Human Resources (Ex-officio member) Cheryl Bressington
Director of Multicultural Affairs (Ex-officio member) Juan Guzman


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

A brief description of the diversity office:

The Office of Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity is responsive to University issues which support a diverse work and academic environment free from discrimination against any person upon the basis of race, age, color, disability, religion, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, marital status, or veteran status. The function of this office have been combined with those of the Human Resources Office.


The number of people employed in the diversity office:
2

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

Diversity coordinator’s name:
Cheryl Bressington

Diversity coordinator's position title:
Director of Human Resources

A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:

The Director of Human Resources oversees the human resource functions of the campus including personnel policies and procedures, employment, benefits, payroll, classification/compensation, AA/EO Compliance, diversity strategic planningdiversity strategic planning, child care, wellness program and reporting.


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

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