Activation & Accountability Leadership Team

Purpose & Expectations

Advancement of work initiated by the network and broader advisory/coordination efforts for inclusion and equity strategies will now be provided by the Inclusion and Equity Activation and Accountability Team. The team includes leads from each division, other units, and shared governance representatives from across the university and will be coordinated by the Division of Inclusion and Equity. We look forward to working with colleagues across the university to advance this important next phase of our commitment to inclusion and equity, and welcome engagement and feedback from all members of the community. It will take each and every one of us to continue to create a culture of educational equity where all can thrive at GVSU. While the charge and cadence of meetings will be co-created by the members of the team, the team is expected to:

  • Advise the Division of Inclusion and Equity and president on matters related to DEI-AB
  • Review and consider university strategy, metrics, and planning related to DEI-AB
  • Review and provide insight on division, college, and unit progress for advancing DEI-AB metrics
  • Support division and college/unit committees, including providing space for shared learning or effective practices
  • Advise on action steps in response to DEI-AB related reports and recommendations, including the climate survey, affirmative action planning, and others
  • Support campus messaging related to DEI-AB
  • Support a DEI-AB training and development for employees.

I&E Activation and Accountability Leadership Team Directory

First name Last Name Pronouns College/Division Unit/Department Title Email Action
Torrey Thomas he/him/his Representatives Human Resources PSS Committee rep [email protected] View
Takeelia Garrett She/her/her's Division of Student Affairs Dean of Students Student Ombuds [email protected] View
Shontaye Witcher she/her/hers Student Affairs Disability Support Resources Assistant Vice President for Inclusion and Equity and ADA Coordinator [email protected] View
Sherril Soman she/her/hers College of Education and Community Innovation Dean's office Dean [email protected] View
Rachel Salinas Padnos College of Engineering & Computing Padnos College of Engineering & Computing Assistant Dean [email protected] View
Quincy Williams he/him/his Representatives School of Community Leadership and Development AP Committee Representative [email protected] View
Pending Academic Affairs Office of the Provost Academic Affairs Staff Representative View
Pam Wells she/her/hers Enrollment Development Records & Registration Associate Vice President and University Registrar [email protected] View
Nykia Gaines she/her/hers Enrollment Development TRIO Programs Assistant Vice President for Federal TRIO Programs [email protected] View
Mychal Coleman he/him/his Finance & Administration Human Resources Associate Vice President  [email protected] View
Molly McLogan University Development University Development Assistant Director of Prospect Research [email protected] View
Marlene Kowalski-Braun she/her/hers Inclusion and Equity Office of the Vice President Associate Vice President and Deputy Chief Inclusion & Equity Officer [email protected] View
Mark Schaub he/him/his Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies Dean's Office Dean [email protected] View
Laila McCloud She/Her CSAL/Adult and Higher Education Educational Leadership and Counseling Assistant Professor [email protected] View
Kevin Carmody he/him/his Division of Inclusion and Equity Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity Director & Title IX Coordinator [email protected] View
Kathleen VanderVeen she/her/hers Inclusion and Equity Office of the Vice President Associate Vice President and Deputy Chief Inclusion & Equity Officer [email protected] View
Kate Harmon she/her/hers Division of Student Affairs Student Affairs Acting Assistant Vice President [email protected] View
Jon Jeffryes he/him/his GVSU Libraries GVSU Libraries Associate Dean for Curriculum, Research, and User Services [email protected] View
Jessica Jennrich she/her/hers Enrollment Development Social Justice Centers Interim Assistant Vice President for Social Justice Centers [email protected] View
Jesse Bernal he/him/his Inclusion and Equity Office of the Vice President Chief of Staff to the President, Chief Inclusion & Equity Officer [email protected] View
Jennifer Stewart She/Her College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Sociology Professor [email protected] View
Javier Guillen he/him/his Enrollment Development Diverse Populations/Retention Initiatives Student Success Coach [email protected] View
Jackie Zhang he/him/his College of Health Professions Dean's Office Dean [email protected] View
Hypatia Swanson Office of General Counsel Office of General Counsel Paralegal [email protected] View
Genevieve Elrod Representatives Faculty Governance UAS/ECS Representative [email protected] View

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