Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.02
Liaison Nathan King
Submission Date Oct. 15, 2014
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Virginia Tech
PAE-6: Diversity and Equity Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 David Travis, Jr.
Vice Provost
Inclusion and Diversity
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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 :

Commission on Equal Opportunity and Diversity (CEOD): To study, formulate, and recommend to University Council policies and procedures as they relate to the university’s responsibilities for equal opportunity, affirmative action, accessibility, and compliance; diversity planning and evaluation; diversity training and education; assessment of institutional climate; and similar matters of equity and diversity that affect the university. In collaboration with other university commissions and/or units, the commission will address issues of diversity and equity as they relate to recruitment, retention, and advancement of faculty, staff, and students, particularly those from historically underrepresented groups and from international populations; student life; academic policies and support; curriculum; research, scholarship, and creative activity; and outreach.

Members of the committee, including job titles and affiliations :

Aaron Bond, Chair 2014
David Travis, Vice Provost for Inclusion and Diversity, ex-officio
Patty Perillo, Vice President for Student Affairs, ex officio
Sara Leftwich, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, or designee ex officio
Hal Irvin, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, ex officio
Brian Bolton, Director, Cranwell International Center, ex officio
Tom Brown, Dean of Students, ex officio
Joan Hirt, Interim Dean – Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
Jennifer Nardine, University Libraries
Corinne Noirot, Foreign Languages and Literatures
Amy Tanner, Animal and Poultry Sciences
Bill Ortega, Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Susan Rosebrough, Biological Systems Engineering
Judy Alford, Technology‐enhanced Learning and Online Strategies
Nick Warrington, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Brad Klein, Biomedical Science
Amer Fayad, Cranwell International Center
Gilda Machin‐Scarpaci, Hispanic Faculty Staff Caucus
Lance Franklin, Black Caucus
Anita Puckett, Appalachian Studies Program
Sam Cook, American Indian Studies Program
Mary Verdu, Women's Center
Ross Edmonds, LGBTA Faculty/Staff Caucus
Sheri Simmons, University ADA Services
Paul Heilker, English Department
Gloria Benson, Development
Rick Barrow, Office of Education Research & Outreach
Skylar Duncker, Chair of the SGA Diversity Committee
Elizabeth Lazor, SGA Representative
Ayesha Yousafzai, Education Leadership and Policy Studies
Marwa Abdel Latif, Council of International Student Organizations

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 Vice Provost for Inclusion and Diversity oversees actions on campus relating to inclusion and diversity, and works with the President and Provost to ensure action, assessment, and accountability.

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:
David Travis, Jr.

Diversity coordinator's position title:
Vice Provost for Inclusion and Diversity

A brief description of the diversity coordinator's position:

The Vice President is responsible for:

• Providing leadership and direction for the continuous assessment and improvement of university-wide efforts to create and sustain a more diverse and inclusive community of learners

• Working collaboratively with other university units to build a capacity to recognize and value difference

• Encouraging and supporting positive interactions between and among diverse populations

• Maximizing the benefits of a multicultural perspective

• Advising the president and university leadership on the policies, programs, practices, and resources needed to achieve excellence, equity, and effectiveness in the research, teaching and learning, and outreach activities of the university

• Collaborating with individuals and organizational units across the campus to assist and advocate for those with special needs and/or significant cultural differences and who may have concerns about their experiences at Virginia Tech

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