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Campus Equity Implementation Committee, Academic Year 2020-2021

At KU we strive to be a model and representative community of students, faculty members, and staff persons who respect our differences and work together to maintain a learning and professional environment where all can do well.  This task demands a collaborative approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and one that integrates culturally competent protocols and policies in our everyday thinking and practices.   To this end, the Campus Equity Implementation Committee (CEIC), which consists of representatives from each campus level administrative office and academic unit, was recently created to prioritize and facilitate the implementation of our steps forward.  We appreciate your patience and your feedback as the Committee takes on the significant challenge of creating a more representative, equitable, and inclusive KU.

School Dean CEIC Member Name Position Email Address
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences John Colombo Mercedes Bounthapanya DEI Program Coordinator m.bounthapanya@ku.edu
KU Libraries Kevin Smith Mike Broadwell Executive Director of Administrative Services mikebr@ku.edu
School of Architecture and Design Mahbub Rashid Nilou Vakil Professor; Director of Interior Architecture and Design Nilou.Vakil@ku.edu
School of Business Paige Fields Steven Johnson, Jr. Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Student Programs sjohnsonjr@ku.edu
School of Education Rick Ginsberg Ngondi Kamatuka Executive Director for Diversity and Equity kamatuka@ku.edu
School of Engineering Arvin Agah Andrew Williams  Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion andrew.williams@ku.edu
School of Journalism Ann Brill Joseph Erba Associate Professor erba@ku.edu
School of Law Stephen Mazza Jean Kathryn Gilles Phillips Professor phillips@ku.edu
School of Music Bob Walzel Margaret Marco Professor; Director, Division of Woodwinds mmarco@ku.edu
School of Pharmacy Ronald Ragan Cheryl Holcomb Assistant Dean cholcomb@ku.edu
School of Social Welfare Michelle Carney Kim Warren Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion kwarren@ku.edu
Provost Office Vice Provost CEIC Member Name Position Email Address
Academic Affairs/CAO Barbara Bichelmeyer
Academic Success (formally Undergraduate Studies) Susan Klusmeier April Blackmon Strange Director, Military Affiliated Student Center  ablackmon@ku.edu
Diversity & Equity Jennifer Ng Precious Porras Assistant Vice Provost and Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs pporras@ku.edu
Enrollment Management Matt Melvin Kaci Bray Assistant Director of Diversity and Outreach krbray@ku.edu 
Faculty Development Chris Brown Jenny Mehmedovic Executive Associate, Faculty Development jmehmedo@ku.edu
Graduate Studies Jennifer Roberts Anna Paradis Executive Associate to the Vice Provost of Graduate Studies aparadis@ku.edu
Information Technology Mary Walsh
(Chief Information Officer)
Kit Cole Project Coordinator kitcole@ku.edu
Operations and Finance Mike Rounds Angie Loving Associate Director of HR for Recruiting and Compensation aloving@ku.edu
Operations and Finance Diane Goddard Wendy Reese Financial Accounting and Cash Control Manager  wreese@ku.edu
Research Simon Atkinson
(Vice Chancellor)
Mindie Paget Communications Director mpaget@ku.edu
Student Affairs Tammara Durham Jane Tuttle Associate VP for Student Affairs jtuttle@ku.edu
Governance Representatives Position CEIC Member Name Position Email Address
Staff Senate Diversity and Inclusion Committee Anthea Scouffas Director of Engagement/Education, Lied Center  anthea@ku.edu
Faculty Senate President Lua Kamal Yuille Professor, School of Law lyuille@ku.edu
University Senate President Sanjay Mishra Professor, School of Business smishra@ku.edu
Additional Membership Unit CEIC Member Name Position Email Address
ADA Center for Accessibility Human Resource Management Catherine Johnson Director cej2@ku.edu
International Support Services Academic Affairs Ali Soltanshahi Director alito@ku.edu
Kansas Athletics   Terry Prentice Associate Athletic Director and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer tprentice@ku.edu