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University Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Charge and Membership

The University Diversity and Inclusion Committee (UDIC) serves the President, President’s Council, the Office for Diversity and Inclusion and all relevant administrative and academic units in an advisory capacity.

Its broad charge is to initiate, foster, coordinate, evaluate and effectively communicate the diversity and inclusion activities of the University through ongoing and upcoming initiatives and events that support the goal of enhancing the environment for diversity, inclusion and equity across the University.

The UDIC will:

  • Actively promote a campus climate of diversity, inclusion and equity;
  • Propose and monitor guidelines and priorities for the University's diversity and inclusion activities;
  • Assist the Office for Diversity and Inclusion in coordinating diversity efforts across the University;
  • Work closely with the Office for Diversity and Inclusion to develop programs and activities that celebrate diversity in co-curricular programs, interdisciplinary activities, lectures, etc.

Composition

Faculty
3 Voting
Students
6 Voting (3 Graduate; 3 Undergraduate)
Administrative
2 At-Large Voting; 1 Voting Regional Campus Representative Appointed by the Office of Regional Higher Education; 1 Voting Representative of Deans Council
Classified
2 Voting

Total
15 Voting; 2 Non-Voting

Committee Roster

Faculty

Ziad Abu-Rish
abuz@ohio.edu
Assistant Professor, History

Administrators

Paul Campbell
campbep1@ohio.edu
2021

Grace Freireich
freireic@ohio.edu
2021

Ex-Officio, Non-Voting

Tyrone Carr
carrt@ohio.edu
Director of Alumni Diversity Initiatives/Executive Director, Interlink Alliance

Amanda Graham
grahama4@ohio.edu
Past Chair

Classified Staff

Marlene Jenkins
jenkinsm1@ohio.edu
2021

Janet Russell
russelj5@ohio.edu
Records Management Specialist
University Diversity and Inclusion Committee (2021)

Graduate Students

Oumarou Abdodaye
oa329115@ohio.edu

Eddy Emelia Boue
eb286418@ohio.edu

Kyle Serrott
ks432313@ohio.edu

Undergraduate Student

Isabela Gibson
ig588716@ohio.edu

All University committees follow the academic-year calendar.

All students serve one-year terms. Faculty, administrators, and staff generally serve three-year terms. Ex-Officio appointments have voting privileges unless otherwise noted.