Advisory + Action Committee

College Diversity and Inclusion Advisory + Action Committee mission statement

The College's Diversity and Inclusion Advisory and Action Committee (DIAAC) mission is to (1) support students, faculty, and staff of color (i.e., Black, Indigenous/Native American, Latinx, Asian American), as well as those who are marginalized, and those who are experiencing additional stress and threats as a result of their research, activism, who they are, or who they are imagined to be, (2) assist in broadening and deepening the College’s commitment and its efforts on matters that impact diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice (DEIJ) within the College and across campus, (3) advise the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and other senior College leadership, (4) strengthen the lines of communication between College Diversity and Inclusion administration and faculty, staff, and students, as well as between the College and campus, (5) develop and implement innovative programming that crosses institutional boundaries, integrates existing commitments, and identifies potential new initiatives, (6) educate the College and campus about DEIJ issues and how these affect the university and broader society, and (7) advocate for change.

Diversity and Inclusion Advisory & Action Committee (DIAAC)

Portrait of Tessa Bent.

Tessa Bent

Professor, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

Zikra Fashir

Undergraduate Student, Sociology and Africa American and African Diaspora Studies

Carmen Henne-Ochoa

Carmen Henne-Ochoa

Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, College of Arts and Sciences

Colin R. Johnson

Associate Professor, Gender Studies; Adjunct Associate Professor, American Studies; Adjunct Associate Professor, History

Jennifer Lee

Jennifer C. Lee

Associate Professor, Sociology; Affiliate Faculty, Asian American Studies; Affiliate Faculty, Latino Studies; Affiliate Faculty, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity

Angela Smallwood

PHR HRBP, Manager Special Projects, College of Arts and Sciences , College Human Resources

Alberto Varon

Alberto Varon

Associate Professor, English; Associate Professor, Latino Studies; Affiliate Faculty, American Studies; Affiliate Faculty, Gender Studies; Associate Director, Latino Studies Program

Stacy Weida

Stacy C. Weida

Academic Advisor, Asian American Studies; Academic Advisor, College Exploratory; Academic Advisor, Liberal Studies