Throughout the year, our Committee hosts numerous social and
educational programs that explore issues of diversity, inclusion
and community and are open to all UB staff and faculty members.
Such events strive to enhance participant’s professional
development, as well as positively impact the community at-large.
While programming is based on the desire to foster an awareness and
sensitivity of our diversity, it also provides opportunities for
participants to develop tangible skills that will benefit their
jobs. We also believe that programming should actively encourage
community members to forge new connections with one another and
reinforce existing relationships with colleagues, for it is these
meaningful interactions that enable people to transcend stereotypes
and build a vibrant learning community in which all perspectives
Our on-going Education & Advocacy Series has
explored, among other topics, transgender identities, the
challenges faced by veterans transitioning to campus life, how
Accessibility Resources enhances students’ learning
opportunities, issues of diversity within the state correctional
system, and Title IX. These programs often include experts from
both on and off-campus and encourage active participation from
audience members. Other programs include the summertime Dessert
Social and annual end-of-year potluck luncheon.
Our committee always welcomes new members and we meet on the
second Friday of each month. For more information or to join our
listserv, please contact Chris Bragdon (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
Sarah Piraino (email@example.com).
Seek to build a culturally diverse and pluralistic University
Community committed to cultivating, celebrating, respecting and
educating the university community about our differences.
Chair: Chris Bragdon
Co-Chair: Sarah Piraino
Current Members: Crystal Kaczmarek-Bogner, Randy
Borst, Jessica Coram, Janiece Jankowski, Cindy Konovitz, Kimberly
Krzemien, Kevin Ragland, Shelaine Rigby