Martin H. Belsky, J.D., Randolph Baxter Professor of Law, and Lee A. Gill, J.D., Associate Vice President for Inclusion & Equity/Chief Diversity Officer, lead the council together.
The University's award-winning Diversity Council is being reconstituted to effectively integrate the inclusive excellence mission across all university departments and programs.
Adopting a best-practices model, each college will now have a representative on the council, according to Lee Gill, associate vice president for inclusion and equity and the University's chief diversity officer.
"The representatives will help develop measurable and specific goals, processes, programs and outcomes to intertwine inclusive excellence in each college’s educational, research, hiring and service efforts," Gill said. The deans and the Office of Inclusion and Equity will work together to ensure that performance measures are met.
Lee expects the college-specific approach to yield new initiatives tailored to meet the needs of each college and, at the same time, contribute to the University’s overall inclusive excellence goals expressed in Vision 2020.
The reconstituted counsel will be led by Gill and Martin H. Belsky, J.D., Randolph Baxter Professor of Law. Gill and Belsky led the original Diversity Council, whose strategic planning will underpin the new council's work.
Council members represent students, the colleges, the community and the administration. In addition to Gill and Belsky, members are: