President’s Advisory Council on Race

As a university community, with our mission as our guide, it is imperative that we explore, understand and respond to racism and systemic inequality.

The President’s advisory council on race is addressing these issues in order to guide and shape the University at Buffalo's policies, programs, activities and traditions.

The council’s work will inform how the UB community can harness our university’s education, research and engagement mission to combat racism and dismantle structural barriers to equality.

Advisory Council Members

Satish K. Tripathi, UB President
Despina Stratigakos, Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence

Faculty

Luis A. Colón, A. Conger Goodyear Professor of Chemistry
Margarita L. Dubocovich, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; SUNY Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Ndubueze L. Mbah, Associate Professor, Department of History
Tolulope F. Odunsi, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, School of Law; Lecturer in Law, Legal Analysis, Writing and Research
Raechele L. Pope, Associate Dean of Faculty and Student Affairs, Chief Diversity Officer, Graduate School of Education; Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy

Staff

Mark Alnutt, Director of Athletics
Lee H. Melvin, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
Sharon Mitchell, Senior Director, Student Wellness; Director of UB Counseling Services

Students

Jonathan Anguiano, senior, psychology
Raven Baxter-Christian
, PhD student, Graduate School of Education
Dante Haynes, junior, business administration, student-athlete
Melissa Sloley, medical student, Student National Medical Association chapter president

Alumni

Ellen E. Grant, Deputy Mayor of Buffalo
Dexter Johnson, NASA Technical Fellow, Loads and Dynamics