President's Council for Inclusion, Transformative Social Justice & Advocacy
The University of Northern Iowa is committed to creating an institution that recognizes and values every individual for the diversity they bring to our campus community. We understand the intrinsic value of diversity to our university, the Cedar Valley, our state, nation and the world. The rich differences that students, employees and visitors bring to the University of Northern Iowa through their individual lived experiences enables UNI to deliver on its promise to help each member of our university reach their educational, professional and personal goals. This 14-member, standing advisory committee to the president and university leaders will provide broad recommendations on strategies, practices and institutional policies to achieve systemic change for a truly diverse, equitable and inclusive campus community.
Committee Action Items (CatID required)
2021 Annual Report (CatID required)
It is essential that the Inclusion, Transformative Social Justice & Advocacy Advisory Committee represents diversity broadly across the university. The faculty, P&S Council, AFSCME, Supervisory & Confidential Council, NISG and administration will each appoint representatives from their areas, and the university president will appointment the chair. The chief diversity officer will serve an advisory role and provide support on an ad hoc basis.
Overview of Council Composition
|Committee Chair||Doug Mupasiri - Department Head & Professor, Mathematics|
|University Administration Representative||Doug Mupasiri - Department Head & Professor, Mathematics|
|Faculty Representatives||Cara Burnidge - Philosophy & World Religions (PDA Spring 2023)|
|Belinda Creighton-Smith - Social Work|
|Gabriela Olivares - Languages & Literatures|
|Professional & Scientific Staff Representatives||Nickole Dillard - UNI Center For Urban Education|
|Student Representatives||Christian Johnson - NISG Director of Diversity|
|Community Representative||Henry Bevel - Attorney, Swisher & Cohrt|
|Ex-Officio||Gwenne Berry - Asst to President & Chief Diversity Officer|
|Chiquita Loveless - Director, Diversity, Inclusion & Social Justice|