Council on Diversity and Inclusion

The functions of the Council on Diversity and Inclusion (CODI) are to advise the President and the Provost on matters of diversity and to engage in and facilitate long-range planning to accomplish the following:
  • Build an intellectual community that recognizes that diverse experiences create a rich educational experience for all students
  • Foster an inclusive campus climate
  • Foster the development of diversity-related competencies among faculty, staff, and students
  • Assess and identify trends, progress, and problems pertaining to campus diversity and climate
  • Facilitate University-wide dialogue to promote understanding and constructive exchange of views on matters of diversity

The Council reports regularly to University Senate.

Membership

Ron Scott, Co-Chair
Associate Vice President for Institutional Diversity
scottrb@miamioh.edu

Bennyce Hamilton, Co-Chair
Regional Director & Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Regionals Students
hamiltbe@miamioh.edu

Jennifer Patrick-Gaines, University Senate Liaison
Clinical Professor, Media, Journalism, and Film
patricj5@miamioh.edu

Administrative Staff

Associate VP for Institutional Diversity
Ron Scott
scottrb@miamioh.edu

Assistant Provost, Global Initiatives (or designee)
Tarah Trueblood
truebltl@miamioh.edu

Director, Office of Diversity Affairs (or designee)
Kelley Kimple
kinplekk@miamioh.edu

Director, Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity (or designee)
Collin Baer
baerc@miamioh.edu

Regional Director & Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Regionals Students
Bennyce Hamilton
hamiltbe@miamioh.edu

Director, Miller Center for Student Disability Services (or designee)
Dan Darkow
darkowdc@miamioh.edu

Additional Staff

Intercollegiate Athletics
Breanna Robinson
robinsbc@miamioh.edu

IT Services
Sean Poley
poleysa@miamioh.edu

Student Life
Rob Abowitz
abowitrn@miamioh.edu

University Advancement
Michelle Rosecrans
martin63@miamioh.edu

University Communications and Marketing
Jeri Moore
moorejl@miamioh.edu

Faculty and Staff

Members Serving 3-Year Terms
Representative Division/Organization Term Ends
Michael Vanni
vannimj@miamioh.edu
Biology
College of Arts and Science (CAS) 2020
James Bielo
bielojs@miamioh.edu
Anthropology
2020
Thomas Garcia
garciatg@miamioh.edu
Music
College of Creative Arts (CCA) 2020
Carolyn Slotten
slottect@miamioh.edu
Family Science and Social Work
College of Education, Health, and Society (EHS) 2020
Amy Yousefi
moshiray@miamioh.edu
Chemical, Paper, and Biomedical Engineering
College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) 2020
Linh Dich
dichll@miamioh.edu
Languages, Literatures, and Writing
College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science (CLAAS) 2019
Susan Miller
mille842@miamioh.edu
Education and Society
2020
Cody Powell
powellcj@miamioh.edu
Physical Facilities
Finance and Business Services (FBS) 2020
Gerald Granderson
grandegd@miamioh.edu
Economics
Farmer School of Business (FSB) 2020
Tekeia Howard
howardt9@miamioh.edu
Economics
Enrollment Management and Student Success (EMSS) 2021
Laura Desmond
desmonl@miamioh.edu
Classified Personnel Advisory Committee (CPAC) 2021
Leslie Haxby McNeill
mcneillh@miamioh.edu
Unclassified Personnel Advisory Committee (UPAC) 2019
Todd Edwards
edwardm2@miamioh.edu
Education and Society
At-Large 2019
TBD 2019

Students

Undergraduate Students

ASG Diversity of Affairs Council Member
Courtney Rose
roseck@miamioh.edu

ASG Diversity of Affairs Council President
Monica Venzke
venzkemp@miamioh.edu

Graduate Students

Joshua Jones
jonesjb6@miamioh.edu

Graduate Students of Color Association Member
Courtney Allen
allencr4@miamioh.edu