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Chaired by Dr. Omar Rivera, Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion, College of Arts and Sciences. The charge of the committee is to promote the value of diversity and its tasks include:

  • Manage DEI Awards for the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Track and assess Departmental DEI efforts and submit an annual report to the Office for Diversity
  • Award grants to departments pursuing DEI initiatives.
  • Award grants that would support faculty obtain external funding for projects that enhance DEI within the college and in the community, including HSI funding.
  • Support efforts to recruit, hire, mentor and retain diverse faculty, including programs such as the ACES Fellows Program

Omar Rivera

  • Associate Dean, Equity & Inclusion
  • Associate Professor, Philosophy & Humanities
  • Office: Academic Building, 4th Floor
Omar Rivera