Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Task Force

The Presidential Diversity and Inclusion Task Force was convened in early 2020 by the Office of the President and is facilitated by Dr. Eloisa Gordon-Mora, University Diversity and Inclusion Officer, and Jovonnie Esquierdo-Leal, Diversity and Inclusion Program Development Specialist.

The Task Force, composed of representatives from all University units, analyzes existing trends, resources and best practices, including the findings from the 2019 Climate Survey, to develop the institution's first Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan.

Current committee members

Academic units

  • Adam Kirn, College of Engineering
  • Ashley Daftary, School of Social Work
  • Daniel Enrique Pérez, College of Liberal Arts
  • Dean William Payne, College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources
  • Eleni Oikonomidoy, College of Education
  • Julie Lucero, School of Public Health
  • Katherine McCall, College of Science
  • Linda Kopecky, University Libraries and Teaching & Learning Technologies
  • Matt Means, Honors College
  • Matthew Aguirre, Graduate School
  • Nicole Jacobs, School of Medicine
  • Paul Mitchell, Reynolds School of Journalism
  • Ronald Lembke, College of Business
  • Sarah Cummings, Core Curriculum, ex-officio member
  • Zhizhong Li, Orvis School of Nursing

Student Services and Athletics

  • Christopher Weir, Scheduling Services
  • Dean Kennedy, Residential Life
  • Erin Edgington, Honors College 
  • Everett Jackson, Admissions
  • Gabriela Ortiz Flores, ASUN
  • Jennifer Lowman, Student Persistence Research
  • Jose Miguel Pulido Leon, The Center
  • Jose Quiroga, Financial Aid
  • Mary Anne Christiansen, Disability Resource Center
  • Mayra Sierra-Ruiz, Records and Registration
  • Rhonda Bennet, Athletics
  • Romando Nash, Student Life Services
  • Sheena Harvey, Fitness and Recreational Sports

Marketing & Communications and IT

  • Angela Rudolph, Information Technology, Communications
  • David Branby, Marketing and Communications
  • Deaon Clausell, Marketing and Communications, Web
  • J’Neal Hachquet, Marketing and Communications, Marketing
  • John Trent, Marketing and Communications, News and Features
  • Karl Fendelander, Marketing and Communications, News and Features
  • Kerri Garcia, Marketing and Communications
  • Kirstin Swagman, Marketing and Communications, Online Media

University Police Services

  • Officer Faith Syfrett
  • Officer Jeff Aguilera
  • Officer Liliana Ruiz
  • Officer Jeremiah Green
  • Officer Adam Wilson
  • Officer Matt Stewart
  • Officer Dave Olson
  • Leslie Aguilera, Administrative Assistant 
  • Lieutenant John Galicia

Vice President for Administration and Finance

  • Amanda Leiner, Real Estate
  • Christy Sireika, Planning, Budget & Analysis
  • Desi Tillman, Human Resources
  • Haley Anderton-Folmer, Human Resources
  • Janine Nelson, Human Resources
  • Jaymi Powney, Human Resources
  • Jim Rothstein, Facilities
  • Jorge Farinacci, Facilities
  • Leanne Caspe, Human Resources
  • Megan Chambers, Facilities
  • Melissa Campsey, Facilities
  • Mitch Childs, Facilities
  • Raeven Johnson, Human Resources
  • Rodrigo Ferreira, Facilities
  • Sadye Rouland-Jacobs, Facilities
  • Tad Kelly, Business & Finance