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Diversity Committee

The Diversity Committee provides leadership in the college’s efforts to improve student, staff and faculty recruitment, retention, support and mentoring, informed by regular self-study research in the college, and by the COE Alliance for Social Justice and Diversity.

The work of the committee includes, but is not limited to:

  • Developing and monitoring the implementation of a strategic action plan for diversity in the College to be coordinated with theAdministrative Council, and revising the plan annually
  • Working cooperatively on diversity-related issues brought to the committee by department chairs, the deans, and other standing committees or the College of Education Alliance for Social Justice and Diversity
  • Recommending professional development activities to the Dean
  • Convening voluntary sub-groups around strategic goals involving both members and non-members of the standing committee

Committee Membership

The committee is comprised of seven people: two elected from the Educational Studies, Educational Leadership, and Intruction and Teacher Education departments, and one from the Physical Education department for two year terms, and the dean, or dean’s designee, as ex-officio member.

The staff subcommittee includes one faculty member of the diversity committee, and at least three staff members, including at least one from the general college staff, by an open solicitation, for terms of two years.

The student subcommittee includes one faculty member of the diversity committee, and at least three graduate students, with up to one from each department by an open solicitation, and two undergraduate students, selected by faculty nomination.

All full-time faculty members may nominate themselves to serve on the committee.

Ex-officio: College of Education Dean or Dean's Designee

Committee terms: two years

Committee Membership

Name Department/Program Email Term Expiration
Michelle Bryan Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion MBRYAN@mailbox.sc.edu  N/A
Katie Cunningham Department of Educational Leadership and Policies - Educational Administration KATIEMWC@mailbox.sc.edu  2021
Russ Haber Department of Educational Studies - Counselor Education RHABER@mailbox.sc.edu  2021
Jon Hale Department of Educational Studies - Educational Foundations and Inquiry JNHALE@mailbox.sc.edu  2019
Theresa Harrison (student) Department of Educational Leadership and Policies - Educational Administration HARRI642@mailbox.sc.edu  2019
Dodie Limberg Department of Educational Studies - Counselor Education  DLINBERG@sc.edu  2021
Toby Jenkins-Henry* Department of Instruction and Teacher Education - Curriculum and Instruction  JENKI279@mailbox.sc.edu  2021
Michelle Myers Department of Instruction and Teacher Education - Elementary Education  GILLENSM@mailbox.sc.edu  2020
Danielle Nesbitt Department of Physical Education NESBITDR@mailbox.sc.edu  2021
Colleen Sullivan (student) Department of Educational Leadership and Policies - HESA COLLEENS@mailbox.sc.edu  2019
Angela Wright Department of Instruction and Teacher Education - Administrative Assistant WRIGHTAY@mailbox.sc.edu  2021

* Indicates chair of the committee

 

Committee Minutes

For minutes not listed below, please consult the archive [pdf] of past meeting minutes.  

2017

2017 minutes will be available as they are archived.

2016
2015
2014
2013
2012