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President’s Student Cabinet for Inclusive Excellence

President’s Student Cabinet for Inclusive Excellence

The President’s Student Cabinet for Inclusive Excellence was created in Spring 2022 to provide the University Leadership with a formalized mechanism for gathering feedback from students on the University’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

The Cabinet will be convened monthly by the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, who will work with the President to set the agenda for each meeting. The President, Provost, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Vice President for Student Affairs will attend each meeting. Additionally, a representative from the Board of Trustees will be invited to attend a meeting each quarter.

The President and/or Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion will request the attendance of other University leaders as deemed necessary based on agenda items.

Founding members include Julian Ross, Giah Harper, Jhasmin Glass, Dayna Shoulders and Kylie Duncan. These individuals were identified through their involvement with the student response to racially-charged incidences that occurred in our Athens campus residence halls in Spring of 2022. The founding members helped guide the objectives of the Cabinet and will review applications and select student peers to join them on the inaugural Cabinet.

Members of the Student Cabinet for Inclusive Excellence pose on College Green


The objectives of the President’s Student Cabinet for Inclusive Excellence include:

  • Provide feedback to the President, Provost, and Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion on DEI-issues directly related to the student experience.
  • Aid in identifying action items related to OHIO’s climate for diversity and the multicultural student experience.
  • Provide feedback on communication strategies and assist with dissemination of information related to the University’s DEI-related initiatives.

Cabinet Member Responsibilities

  • Attend monthly meetings and engage with peers and administrators in conversations to move forward DEI-related strategies and initiatives.
  • Actively engage with peers to ensure all voices and perspectives are represented.

Application Timeline

Applications are now open for the 2023-24 President's Student Cabinet for Inclusive Excellence. Call for applications for the Cabinet will be distributed to the University community in throughout Spring 2023, with applications due by March 1st, 2023. Virtual interviews and selection of members will take place in May and early June. The Cabinet’s kick-off meeting will be held in late June or early July. Cabinet meetings will be held monthly starting in August 2022.

Apply for the 2023-24 Student Cabinet