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Faculty and Staff Councils

The Faculty Staff Councils at KU are self-governing bodies. The Office of Diversity lists their leadership here as a resource to our campus communities.

Asian and Asian American Faculty Staff Council

We, the Asian and Asian-American Faculty and Staff Council (AAAFSC), serve to advance the professional growth, social support, and full participation of Asians and Asian-Americans at the University of Kansas. We engage these important endeavors with a commitment to affirm individuals, advocate for diversity and equity, and enrich the campus community as consistent with our institutional mission. In order to achieve these purposes, the AAAFSC is a resource for information sharing, networking, and leadership. It is also a forum for facilitating discussion, understanding, and outreach on matters of particular relevance to Asians and Asian-Americans. More information here.

Charlie Zheng
Asian American Faculty Staff Council President, Professor, Graduate Director, Aerospace Engineering

Latinx Faculty Staff Council

Our mission is to provide a forum for understanding issues of concern to the Latinx academic community, assist the University in recruiting and retaining Hispanic/Latinx students, faculty and staff, and provide networking opportunities for Hispanic/Latinx faculty and staff. More information here.

Michael Chavez
Latino Faculty Staff Council President, Senior Student Recruiter, Engineering Administration

Black Faculty Staff Council

The Black Faculty and Staff Council of the University of Kansas is committed to the future of the University and Lawrence community. Throughout the year we discuss issues of concern to faculty, staff, and students. With BFSC you will find opportunities to network with faculty, staff, students, and alumni. More information here.

President, Black Faculty Staff Council, Chairperson, Professor, African and African American Studies
Michelle Wilson
Black Faculty Staff Council President-Elect, Research Project Coordinator, Center for Public Partnerships and Research

Native Faculty Staff Council

The mission of the Native Faculty and Staff Council is to increase the recruitment, retention, leadership and success of Native people at the University of Kansas. The Native Faculty and Staff Council promotes an academic and social environment at KU. More information here.

Dr. Stephanie Fitzgerald
Native Staff Faculty Council President, Assistant Professor, English
Melissa Peterson
Vice President, Native Staff Faculty Council, Academic Coordinator, Trio Supportive Educational Services

SGD Faculty Staff Council

The Sexuality and Gender Diversity Faculty Staff Council at KU supports the LGBTQIA+ communities at the University of Kansas by supporting programs and initiatives focused on growing a culturally rich campus through community building, advocacy, social justice and diversity education, leadership, and the development of global citizens.

Katie Batza
Assistant Professor
Blake Hall, Room 318
Saida Bonifield
Co-Chair, Sexuality and Gender Diversity Faculty and Staff Council, Project Manager, Office of Diversity and Equity
Strong Hall

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