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Committee on Diversity and Inclusion Mission

The Committee on Diversity and Inclusion works to develop and sustain a diverse and welcoming community of learning. It provides education and training on diversity and inclusion; proposes policies and supports practices that foster respect, equity, restorative justice, and dignity for every person. The committee creates spaces for multiple ideas, frameworks, and perspectives to facilitate innovative solutions to oppression, prejudices, and biases. It encourages the critique of dominant narratives and works to develop a campus culture that listens to and learns from counter-narratives. The committee’s work supports pedagogy, policies and practices that build empathy, develop social justice change agents, and strengthen EMU’s commitment to prepare students, faculty and staff to think, serve, and lead in a global context.

Committee on Diversity and Inclusion Members

Kathy Evans - CODI Chair, Faculty - Education
Stefano Colafrancesci, Faculty - Computer Science
Deanna Durham, Faculty - Applied Social Sciences
Scott Eyre, Staff - Area Coordinator for Residence Life
Emily Forrer, Recorder, Staff, Operations Coordinator of Student Life 
Christen Peters, Staff, Program Associate, CJP
Celeste R Thomas, Staff - Director Multicultural Student Services, Senior Advisor to the President on DIversity and Inclusion, Student Athlete Advisor
Tim Seidel, Faculty - Applied Social Sciences
Marci Frederick, Staff - Director of Libraries
Lindy Magness, Staff - Area Coordinator for Residence Life
Rachel Roth Sawatzky, Staff - Director of Student Programs, Title IX Coordinator
Shannon W. Dycus,  Staff - Dean of Students, Student Life
Ezrionna Prioleau, Graduate Assistant - Theatre and Multicultural Student Services 
Gabrielle McMillon, Senior, Peacebuilding and Development major
Student Representatives 

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