Diversity Committee


The Diversity Committee is responsible for developing innovative strategies to increase and maintain diversity in the College; disseminating diversity-related information and policies to departmental faculty; facilitating diversity-related activities in the departments; and participating in the execution of plans for integrating diversity into the basic functions of the College.

Committee Composition and Operations

The Diversity Committee has one voting faculty member from each department. The committee also includes one student member. All representatives serve potentially renewable one-year terms. The College Coordinator for Diversity and the College's Multicultural Liaison Officer serve as ex-officio members.

Meeting Dates

All meetings are held from noon to 1pm. 

  • November 2, 2017
  • January 18, 2018
  • February 15, 2018
  • March 1, 2018
  • April 19, 2018


  • Michelle Soupir (co-chair), Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
  • Awoke Dollisso (co-chair), Agricultural Education and Studies
  • Marshall McDaniel, Agronomy
  • Joan Cunnick, Animal Science
  • Linda Ambrosio, Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology
  • Brent Danielson, Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology
  • Terry Alexander, Economics
  • Gregory Courtney, Entomology
  • Buddhi Lamsal, Food Science & Human Nutrition
  • Dior Kelley, Genetics, Development & Cell Biology
  • Dorothy Masinde, Global Resource Systems
  • Diana Cochran, Horticulture
  • J. Arbuckle, Sociology
  • Heike Hofmann, Statistics
  • Elizabeth Martinez-Podolsky, Multicultural Liaison Officer
  • Theressa Cooper, Assistant Dean, Diversity