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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Council


The DEI Advisory Council strives to work collaboratively with the Chief Diversity Officer, administration, University Senate, and other campus leaders to support Fredonia’s commitment to celebrating diversity.  The Council supports efforts related to assessment, communication, and implementation of policy and practice that enhance on-campus inclusivity and mutual respect.  The DEI Advisory Council is a partner with other campus leaders in cultivating a campus community characterized by respect toward individuals of diverse identities, in ways that enhance connection with one another.


As part of its mission, the DEI Advisory Council focuses its efforts on the following areas: 

AREA 1: COMMUNICATION – Improve communication to ensure the campus and the larger community understands Fredonia’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. 

AREA 2: ASSESSMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION – Coordinate data from measures used to assess Fredonia’s efforts toward diversity, equity, and inclusion, to recommend policies and best practices to University Senate and campus leadership.

AREA 3: RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION – Support recruitment and retention of underrepresented faculty, staff, and students. 

AREA 4: ENGAGEMENT AND EDUCATION – Create opportunities to engage and educate the campus and greater community on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

For more information on the Council's policies and procedures, please see our Manual

2020-2021 Membership

Dr. Saundra Liggins, chairperson, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Anthony Alterio, Department of Theatre & Dance
Jacob Czelusta, International Student Services
Timothy Highway-Snider, student
Dr. Jennifer Hildebrand, Department of History
Dr. Jeffry Iovannone, Department of History/Women’s & Gender Studies
Cheryl John, Native American SUNY: Western Consortium
Ithamare Joseph, student
Samara Lindberg, student
Dr. Jeanette McVicker, Department of English/Graduate Council
Jennifer Michalek, University Advancement
George Morgan III, Retention and Academic Support Staff
Paula Peters, Department of Theatre & Dance
Angela Pucciarelli Rice, Athletics
Jennifer Ruhland, Disability Support Services
Dr. Susan Spangler, Department of English
Dr. Andrea Zevenbergen, Department of Psychology


Annual Reports




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