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Diversity Committee

Diversity Plan (2008-2010)

Diversity Strategic Plan 2016-2021

Membership 2018-2019:

  • Marcus Hayes, Faculty Representative, Chair
  • Christina Hicks-Goldston, Faculty Representative
  • Jessica Fripp, Faculty Representative
  • Tatsushi Hirono, Faculty Representative
  • Jenny Harris, Faculty Representative
  • Jessica Eckenrode, Faculty Representative
  • Danielle Dean, Student Representative
  • Emily Rendleman, Student Representative
  • Marissa Chandler, Director of Study Abroad and International Exchange
  • Amy Corlew, Director of Admissions
  • Fonda Fields, Director of Human Resources
  • Lynette Taylor, Associate Director of Disabilities Support
  • Miguel Ruiz-Aviles, Director of Hispanic Cultural Center ex officio
  • Marcelius Braxton, Director of African American Cultural Center, ex officio
  • Donna Price, Director of Student Financial Aid, ex officio
  • Sheila Bryant, Director, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, ex officio
  • Rex Gandy,  Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, ex officio
  • Jasmin Linares, Coordinator for Military Student Center, ex officio
  • Louise Mitchell, Coordinator for Hispanic Cultural Center, ex officio
  • David Davenport, Chief Diversity Officer, ex officio
  • Jimmie Garland, Community Representative, ex officio


The committee is responsible for developing strategies to attract and retain a diverse student body and to recruit, retain, advance, recognize, and promote a diverse faculty and staff.

The committee recommends diversity related programs and initiatives, and reviews and assesses data.

The committee should also develop strategies to encourage interaction among the university's diverse groups to enrich the educational experience and to prepare leaders to live and work in a competitive global community. 

Finally, the committee should seek to provide guidance to the university community regarding ways of incorporating diversity in substantive and significant ways into teaching, learning and research. 


If you have questions, concerns, or would like more information about the  Diversity Committee, please contact: 

                          Marcus Hayes

                 E-Mail: Hayesm@apsu.edu