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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

Contact: Derek Kwan, Interim President (

About: The Asian and Asian-American Faculty and Staff Council (AAAFSC), serves to advance the professional growth, social support, and full participation of Asians and Asian-Americans at the University. It is a resource for information sharing, networking, and leadership.

Faculty Staff Council for Disability Inclusion

Contact: Catherine Johnson, Chair (

About: The Faculty Staff Council for Disability Inclusion promotes, recommends, and advocates for a climate of full inclusion across all aspects of life at the University of Kansas and beyond. The Council meets monthly to discuss disability issues, provide resources and expertise, promote disability as an integral component of diversity and develop policies to further advance the goal of full inclusion of individuals with disabilities.  

Latinx Faculty Staff Council

Contact: Verónica Rodríguez-Méndez (

About: The mission of the Latinx Faculty and Staff Council (LFSC) at the University of Kansas is to provide a forum for understanding the 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.

Black Faculty Staff Council

Contact: Aramis Watson, President (

About: The Black Faculty and Staff Council (BFSC) is committed to the future of the University and Lawrence community. Throughout the year, BFSC discusses issues of concern to faculty, staff, and students. In BFSC, members will find opportunities to network with faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

Native Faculty Staff Council

Contact: Melissa Peterson, President (

About: The mission of the Native Faculty and Staff Council (NFSC) 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.

Sexuality and Gender Diversity Faculty Staff Council

Contact: Anthea Scouffas - Historian and Communication Coordinator (
Ash Wilson - President
Giselle Anatol - Vice President
Zach Parker - Social Chair

About: The Sexuality and Gender Diversity Faculty and Staff Council (SGDFSC) supports the LGBTQIA+ communities through programs and initiatives focused on growing a culturally rich campus through community building, advocacy, social justice and diversity education, leadership, and the development of informed citizens.

International Faculty and Staff Council

Contact: IFSC Web Site 

About: The International Faculty and Staff Council supports and encourages advocacy within the international community at KU. The goal of the council is to gain membership, build the council’s infrastructure, and begin work on advocating for some of the greatest challenges of the international faculty and staff community at KU. 

Women of Color Support Network

Contact: Betsaida Reyes (  Letha Johnson (  Rebecca Orozco (

About: The Women of Color Support Network is a supportive community for all staff and faculty on the KU campus. The purpose of this group, in tandem with other affinity councils, is to bridge the gap of support for social interaction, professional development, and mentor access on the KU campus for Women of Color.  

Council of Councils

Contact: Dr. Jennifer Ng, Interim Vice Provost for Diversity & Equity (

About: The Council of Councils is a collaborative body of KU’s autonomous faculty and staff identity groups. The purpose of this collective is to provide an opportunity for members of faculty and staff councils to share common interests, build professional development opportunities, and broaden social and professional networks.