Committee for the Support of Diversity and Equity
The Committee for the Support of Diversity and Equity is a University-wide standing committee reporting directly to the President of The University of Texas at Dallas.
The committee meets regularly to review and discuss issues that affect the institutional status, professional effectiveness and personal morale of women, minorities and members of other underrepresented groups in full and part-time faculty and staff positions. To support its role in understanding and recommending policy with respect to these and related issues, the committee is empowered to carry out studies, conduct interviews and prepare reports. The committee meets with the president at the beginning and end of each academic year to receive special charges and reports from the administration and to convey to the administration ideas, concerns and advice from the committee that address the issues of eliminating institutional features which differentially and negatively affect women, minorities and members of other underrepresented groups. It is also within the purview of this committee to recommend the creation and initiation of actions and policies which would support the professional careers of these same individuals.
Immediate Past Chairperson
Cindy de Frias, Assistant Professor
Sherry Li, Associate Professor
Mandy Maguire, Associate Professor
Alex Piquero, Professor
Karen Prager, Professor
Monica Rankin, Assistant Professor
Orlando Richard, Associate Professor
Eloise Square, Admin Services Officer 1
Kathryn Stecke, Ashbel Smith Professor
Zhang Li, Professor
Yolande Evans, Director
Lisabeth Lassiter, Assistant Director
Jacqueline Long, Project Supervisor
Sherry Marek, Assistant Director
Student Diversity Advisory Council
The purpose of the advisory council is to provide the students’ perspective, input and advice to the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement. The council will address the elements of student diversity, concerns, activities and programs to increase awareness and understanding of each other, and to move beyond simple tolerance to embrace and celebrate the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual.
The group embraces the principle that diversity is essential to reaching higher levels of excellence in the multicultural, multi-ethnic and diverse character of the United States in the 21st century. For more information, interested persons should contact Abigail Zapote, Abigail.Zapote@utdallas.edu