University Committee on Inclusiveness and Campus Climate
University Committee on Inclusiveness and Campus Climate (UCICC) reports to the President and is charged to provide guidance to the President and other members of the university as we build a supportive, inclusive and diverse community and create a climate open and welcoming to persons from diverse backgrounds. The committee represents the views of students, staff, administration, and faculty. It will help the University fulfill its institutional values that stress the importance of the individual and respect for others.
Reporting directly to the President, the committee's specific charge is to:
- Produce an annual report on our campus climate, especially with respect to inclusiveness and diversity, that charts the University's progress on key longitudinal measures.
- Advise the president on matters related to inclusiveness and campus climate.
- Address from time to time particular issues of concern, such as gender or racial relations across campus, through focused study and analysis, and make recommendations to the President for further action by appropriate University officials, committees or administrative bodies.
- Provide an institutional platform to address issues of inclusiveness and diversity, in response to concerns within the campus community.
The committee membership consists of the following: Executive Director of Human Resources; Associate Provost; four faculty members, appointed by the Provost and to include representation from each of the three academic units; a representative of the Center for International Education or a representative from the Committee on International Education; Head of the Department of Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation; Assistant Dean for Law Student Affairs in the School of Law; an Associate Dean of Student Affairs; head of the Women's and Gender Studies Program; three non-exempt staff members, appointed by the Vice President for Finance and Administration upon the recommendation of the Executive Director of Human Resources, chosen from the operations and support staff to attain broad representation; one supervisor/administrator, appointed by the Vice President for Finance and Administration upon the recommendation of the Executive Director of Human Resources; and four students, to include at least one law student, nomoinated by the Executive Committee of the Student Body and appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs. Student appointments will take place in the spring term preceding the academic year in which appointed students begin service.
Members serve three-year terms, with the exception of the students who will serve one-year terms but also be eligible for additional terms through re-nomination by the Executive Committee and subsequent re-appointment by the VPSA/Dean of Students. The terms of the initial members of the committee will be staggered to ensure continuity of membership in the committee's formative years.
The Chair of the Committee will rotate on a two-year basis between the Associate Provost and the Executive Director of Human Resources.
Ex officio members:
Amy Barnes, Executive Director, Human ResourcesMarc Conner, Associate Provost
Tamara Futrell, Associate Dean of Students
Janine Hathorn, Head of the Department of Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation
Robin Le Blanc, Director, Women's and Gender Studies
Amy Richwine, Associate Director, International Education
Brett Twitty, Assistant Dean for Law Student Affairs
Four faculty members, appointed by the Provost (three-year terms):
Andrea Lepage, Associate Professor of Art - 2014-2015 (replacing Harvey Markowitz)
Greg Whitworth, Assistant Professor of Biology - 2012-2015
Mohamed Kamara, Associate Professor of French - 2014-2017
Sandra Reiter, Associate Professor of Business Administration - 2014-2017
Three non-exempt staff members and one supervisor/Administrator, recommended by the Executive Director of Human Resources and appointed by the VP for Finance and Administration (three-year terms):
Derrick Smith, Assistant Manager, Catering Services - 2012-2015
Charles (Chuck) Hubbard, Sergeant and Shift Supervisor, Public Safety - 2013-2016
Montrose Grandberry, Administrative Assistant, Leyburn Library - 2014-2016 (replacing Sarah Wilson)
David Merchan, Engineer, University Facilities - 2014-2017
Four students, nominated by the EC and appointed by the VPSA/Dean of Students:
Brooke Donnelly '17U - 2013-2015
Ember Eyster '15L - 2013-2015
Caroline Birdrow '16U - 2014-2015
Ijezie Ikwuezunma '16U - 2014-2015