Diversity Enrichment Committee

The Diversity Enrichment Committee (DEC) promotes a diverse student, staff, and faculty body and an inclusive environment that is equally welcoming to all.

The committee is composed of faculty, staff, and students. All of the major branches of the university (Dean of Faculty Office, Student Life, Enrollment Management, Coalition for Diversity and Social Justice and Student Congress) are represented on the DEC.

Subcommittees of the DEC include:  Communication, Institutional Culture, Curricular Enhancement, Faculty and Staff Recruitment and Retention, Institutional Partnerships and the Social Justice Programming Committee.

Diversity Enrichment Funding Application

The Diversity Enrichment Committee encourages campus organizations, departments and student affairs offices to provide opportunities and programs which further diversity on campus. Limited funding is available for such efforts. The committee determines an annual amount available for funding requests from campus groups at the beginning of each academic year. Funding requests received are considered on a rolling basis.

Fill out the Funding Application here.

Diversity Enrichment Committee Members (2018-2019) 
  • Angeles Rodriguez, Co-Chair, Faculty Representative
  • Terri Johnson, Co-Chair, Assistant Dean/Multicultural Affairs, Ex officio (Convener)
  • Carlos De Oro, Faculty Representative
  • Eric Selbin, Faculty Representative
  • Fumiko Futamura, Faculty Representative
  • Marie Worsham, Staff Representative
  • Jennifer Smull, Staff Representative
  • Shelley Story, Dean of Students
  • Selena C-Payne, Recorder, Student Representative, Coalition for                 Diversity and Social Justice
  • Tayvin Otti, Student Representative, Student Government Association
  • Diana Truumees, Recorder, Student Representative, Multicultural Affairs
  • Kendall Richards, Associate Dean of the Faculty, Ex officio
  • Melissa Johnson, Faculty Representative, Resource

For more information regarding the Diversity Enrichment Committee please contact:

Terri Johnson (tjohnson@southwestern.edu).

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