Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council

Mission

To identify, recommend, and support the implementation of policy and process solutions that enable our campus community to embrace diversity, nurture inclusivity, incorporate accessibility, and pursue equity.

These principles will be reflected in our internal and external communications, as well as in campus educational experiences, programs, and activities, such that Black, other students, faculty and staff of color, and other underrepresented groups are recognized and supported. This will empower our campus community members to learn and grow as we appreciate our value in an ever-changing global community.

To do this the Council will:

  • Identify ways that the FSC community can educate its members about racial inequality and social injustice;
  • Support actions that the FSC community can pursue to be positive voices for justice, inclusion, and peace;Support actions that the FSC community can pursue to be positive voices for justice, inclusion, and peace;
  • Through the Councils’ Committees, include students, faculty, staff, and alumni leaders in plans to develop a deeper understanding of race bias and strategies for reducing it;
  • Oversee plans to educate students, faculty and staff about issues relating to racial inequality and social justice; and
  • Provide an evaluation assessment to measure FSC’s progress.

The outcomes of this Council will build a college community that serves as an exemplar of educational opportunity and success for students of color and will develop high-impact practices that will be a model for other institutions.

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Members

  • Dr. Anne Kerr, President
  • Evett Simmons ’79 | Biography
    Chair FSC Trustee
  • Dr. Prisca Collins
    Professor of Physical Therapy
  • Dr. Linda Comer
    Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Dr. Kyle Fedler
    Professor of Religion
  • Dr. Jose Garcia
    Professor of Spanish
  • Dr. Brad Hollingshead
    Provost
  • Onosetale Ijewere
    President of the FSC Multicultural Student Council
  • Rev. Corey Jones ’05
    Pasadena Community Church
  • Vanessa Beckham
    Director of the Evett L. Simmons Center for Multicultural Appreciation
  • Reg Mungrue
    FSC Head Athletic Trainer
  • Dr. H.A. Nethery
    Professor of Philosophy
  • Dr. Walker Ross
    Professor of Management
  • Dr. Shameka Shelby
    Professor of Chemistry
  • Madelyn Walsh
    FSC – SGA President

Advisors

  • Wilhelmina Tribble
    Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Advisor to the President

Staffing

  • Lisa Dunson, ’85
    Dunson Consulting

Questions? Contact

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council