Equity, Diversity, Justice and Inclusion

As a university-wide academic support unit, Academic Affairs is committed to cultivating an inclusive environment where everyone in our community feels welcomed, valued and has a sense of belonging.

We vow to treat others with dignity and to affirm and respect the unique life experiences, self-expression, diversity and talents found within our VPAA community.

To create a just culture, we will eliminate barriers and implement fair and equitable practices and policies that provide opportunities for all to flourish and reach their highest potential.

Academic Affairs EDJI Committee

The Academic Affairs Equity, Diversity, Justice and Inclusion (EDJI) Committee was created and charged with fostering an inclusive workplace and coordinating the implementation of the Academic Affairs Racial Equities Task Force recommendations.

Meet the Committee

  • Cheryl Taplin (Chair), unit diversity officer for academic affairs, senior associate vice provost | Student Success and Academic Support
  • Ramelli Choates, director of student programming and Access to College Excellence (ACE) coordinator | Cora P. Maloney Center
  • Elizabeth Colucci, assistant dean for graduate professional development | The Graduate School
  • Lauren Galgovich, Student Success staff assistant | Student Success and Academic Support
  • Danielle Johnson, senior advisor, program coordinator | Daniel Acker Scholars Program
  • Jeremy Jungbluth, learning designer for inclusive pedagogy | Curriculum, Assessment and Teaching Transformation
  • Theresa LeClerc, senior marketing and communications manager | Interdivisional Marketing and Communications, Enrollment Management
  • Brandi Moses, business operations assistant | Academic Affairs Administrative Operations
  • Mary Odden, student learning outcomes specialist | Curriculum, Assessment and Teaching Transformation
  • Tyler Richards, coordinator of first-generation programs | Tutoring & Academic Support Services
  • Samantha Smith, assistant registrar of scheduling, catalog and compliance | Office of the Registrar

Supporting EDJI in Academic Affairs