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Working Groups and Committees

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The Working Groups and cross-cutting Committees for diversity, equity, and inclusion; sustainability; and community cohesion form the central structure of the strategic planning process. Each of the Working Groups and Committees includes faculty, staff, students, and members of the Board of Managers, all of whom represent a range of knowledge, experience, and insight relevant to the areas under examination.
 

Steering Committee
  • President Valerie Smith (Chair)
  • Tobin Adams, Assistant Director of Athletics for Internal Operations 
  • Ben Berger, Executive Director of the Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility; Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Rachel Buurma ’99, Co-Director of The Aydelotte Foundation; Associate Professor of English
  • Katie Clark, Assistant Dean of Integrated Learning and Leadership Director, Center for Innovation and Leadership
  • Denise Crossan, Director of Community and Strategic Initiatives; Director of Social Innovation Lab 
  • Erin Brownlee Dell, Chief of Staff and Secretary of the College
  • Elizabeth Drake, Director of Sustainability
  • Andy Feick, Associate Vice President for Sustainable Facilities Operation and Capital Planning
  • Alisa Giardinelli, Assistant Vice President of Communications
  • Nina Johnson, Associate Professor of Sociology 
  • Corey Mulloy ’94, Board of Managers
  • Stephen O’Connell, Professor of Economics
  • Tomoko Sakomura, Dean of Students; Professor of Art History
  • Robin Huntington Shores, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment, Assistant Secretary of the College
  • Anne Schuchat ’80, Board of Managers
  • Ameet Soni, Associate Dean of the Faculty for Diversity, Recruitment, and Retention; Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Tiffany Thompson, Interim Associate Dean of Inclusive Excellence
  • Alice Turbiville, Associate Vice President for Finance and Assistant Treasurer; Co-Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration
Working Group #1: The Future of the Curriculum and Pedagogical Practices
  • Alba Newman Holmes, Director of the Writing Associates Program; Assistant Professor in English
  • Andrew Reuther, Head of Academic Technology Support
  • Ameet Soni, Associate Dean of the Faculty for Diversity, Recruitment, and Retention; Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Bill Boulding '77, Board of Managers
  • Dawn Phillip, Interim Associate Director, Equity and Inclusion Clinical Supervisor
  • Elaine Allard, Director of the Teaching and Learning Commons
  • Eric Wagner, Head Men’s Soccer Coach
  • Gianluigi Zaninelli '23, Student
  • Katie Price, Senior Associate Director, Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility 
  • Kenneth Barkdoll '24, Student
  • Khanh Huynh '25, Student
  • Kristen Smith, Registrar
  • Maggie Delano, Assistant Professor in Engineering
  • Monica Vance, Director of Student Disability Services
  • Nana Asante '26, Student
  • Owen Moss '25, Student
  • Vincent Poor, Board of Managers
  • Patricia White, Professor and Centennial Chair of Film and Media Studies
  • Rachel Buurma '99, Co-Director of The Aydelotte Foundation; Associate Professor of English
  • Robin Huntington Shores, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment, Assistant Secretary of the College
  • Simon Elichko, Social Sciences and Data Librarian
  • Steven O'Connell, Professor of Economics
  • Tasmin Lorraine, Professor of Philosophy
  • Tianyi (Tiffany) Jiang '24, Student
Working Group #2: Connecting the Student Experience Within and Beyond the Classroom
  • Andrew Feick, Associate Vice President for Sustainable Facilities Operation and Capital Planning
  • Ariza Nanji '24, Student
  • Ashley Netanel, Health & Wellness Educator
  • Ben Berger, Executive Director of the Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility; Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Bryan Wolf, Board of Managers
  • Barbara Thelamour, Assistant Professor in Psychology
  • Colby Stoddard '23, Student
  • Eva Logan '23, Student
  • Erin Massey, Senior Associate Director, Career Services
  • Jackie Le '24, Student
  • Jennifer Moore, Course Content Accessibility Manager, Assistant Softball Coach 
  • Kabod (KJ) Mauwong '25, Student
  • Kristen Moore, Director of Services, Financial Aid
  • Keith Reeves '88, Professor of Political Science
  • Lauren Glant '83, Board of Managers
  • Mahika Halepete '25, Student
  • Matthew Mulvey '25, Student
  • Megan Ruoff '23, Student
  • Nimesh Ghimire '15.5, Senior Fellow in Social Innovation and Engaged Scholarship
  • Pamela Borkowski-Valentin, Associate Director of Institutional Research
  • Randall Exon, Professor of Art
  • Ryunah Kang '26, Student
  • Sarah Carrasco '23, Student
  • Simone Hayes, Administrative Assistant, Black Cultural Center
  • Sue MacQueen, Campus Engagement Coordinator, Scott Arboretum
  • Tobin Adams, Assistant Director of Athletics for Internal Operations
  • Tomoko Sakomura, Dean of Students; Professor of Art History
Working Group #3: Leadership in a Multiracial Democracy and the World
  • Asahi Pompey, Board of Managers
  • Branley Mmasi '25, Student
  • Cindi Leive '88, Board of Managers
  • Cat Norris, Associate Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience
  • Mark Davis, Director of Support Services, Information Technology Services
  • Danika Grieser '26, Student
  • Dominic Tierney, Professor and Chair of Political Science
  • Elizabeth Drake, Director of Sustainability
  • Feven Yared '23, Student
  • Harleigh Chwastyk, Head Volleyball Coach
  • Imaani El-Burki, Assistant Dean and Director of the Intercultural Center
  • Jim Bock '90, Vice President and Dean of Admissions
  • Jonathon Kim '24, Student
  • Jason Martin, Associate Director for Institutional Analysis and Assessment
  • Jasmine Owens, Assistant Director, First-Gen/Low-Income Program
  • Lee Smithey, Professor of Peace & Conflict Studies and Sociology
  • Nina Johnson, Associate Professor of Sociology (Spring 2022)
  • Pamela Shropshire, Special Assistant for Presidential Initiatives
  • Ramiro Hernandez '23, Student
  • Reuben Kadushin '25, Student
  • Tyrone Dunston, Director of Environmental Services
  • Tiffany Thompson, Interim Associate Dean of Inclusive Excellence
  • Claire Klieger, Assistant Vice President and Executive Director of Career Services
Sustainability Committee
  • Elizabeth Drake, Director of Sustainability (WG#1)
  • Tyrone Dunston, Director of Environmental Services
  • Andy Feick, Associate Vice President for Sustainable Facilities Operation and Capital Planning (WG#2)
  • Chris Graves, Associate Professor of Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry and Environmental Studies (WG#2)
  • Clare Hyre, Sustainability Program Manager
  • Katie Price, Associate Director, Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility 
  • Alex Sastre ’05, Associate Director of Campus Communications
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee
  • Tobin Adams, Assistant Director for Athletics for Internal Operations (WG#2)
  • Paula McDonald, Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
  • Ameet Soni, Associate Dean of the Faculty for Diversity, Recruitment, and Retention; Associate Professor of Computer Science (WG#1)
  • Tiffany Thompson, Interim Associate Dean of Inclusive Excellence (WG#3)
Community Cohesion Committee
  • Katie Clark, Assistant Dean of Integrated Learning and Leadership Director, Center for Innovation and Leadership (WG#3)
  • Nimesh Ghimire, Senior Fellow in Social Innovation and Engaged Scholarship (WG#2)
  • Rachel Head, Associate Dean and Director of Student Engagement
  • Star Longoria, Director of Residential Communities (WG#2)
  • Terri Maguire, Human Resources Manager, Work Life and Employee Recognition Programs (WG#2)
  • Max Miller, Assistant Athletic Director for Recreation, Wellness, and Physical Education
  • Jasmine Owens, Assistant Director, First-Gen/Low-Income Program (WG#3)
  • Dawn Philip, Equity and Inclusion Clinical Supervisor (WG#1)
  • Michelle Ray, Associate Dean and Director of Case Management
  • Ben Shalk, Assistant Director of Student Activities and Leadership 
  • Carl Sveen, Associate Director, Center for Innovation and Leadership (WG#2)

* Note: The Committees have been tasked with recruiting student representatives.