Provost's Diversity Task Force




The Provost's Diversity Task Force includes:

David Fenner, Chair - Dean, The Graduate School
Shunda Brown - Leadership and Counseling
Keith Cartwright- English
Pamela Chally - Dean, Brooks College of Health
Christopher Johnson - Economics & Geography
Kareem Jordon - Criminology & Criminal Justice
Lina Monell - Equal Opportunity Programs
Judy Rodriguez - Public Health
Simon Shiao - Music
Henry Thomas- Political Science & Public Adminstration
Carolyn Williams - History

Provost's Charge

The Provost charged the committee with drafting recommendations targeting the goals of increased applications and more effective recruitment of diverse faculty; mentorship of ethnically/racially under-represented faculty; and the mentorship of ethnically/racially under-represented students. The Provost noted that this will be an ongoing initiative with no time constraints.

Working Strategic Plan

Diversity Task Force Working Strategic Plan September 13, 2007 draft  


Achieving Excellence Through Diversity
Welcome to an evening talk with Dr. Mordean Taylor-Archer, University of Louisville's Vice Provost for Diversity and Equal Opportunity.

The talk will be held in the University Gallery (on the first floor of Founders Hall, Building Two) on Thursday, April 10, starting at 7:00pm. There will be a small reception just prior to the lecture beginning at 6pm in the courtyard between buildings 1 & 2, near the Gandhi statue. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to by Friday, April 4. If you have any questions, please contact Jen Urbano at 904.620.1623.

Sub-Committee Work

Research the potential for a Center within an Academic Program:
Henry Thomas, Keith Cartwright, Kareem Jordan and Chris Johnson

Development of a hiring guide and inventory of existing campus resources:
Lina Monell, Shunda Brown, Simon Shiao, Judy Rodriguez

Literature review on best practices in hiring and retaining diverse faculty:
Pam Chally, Carolyn Williams, and Henry Thomas


January 23, 2008 

November 15, 2007 

September 13, 2007 

May 3, 2007 

April 13, 2007

Sub-committee Minutes

Resource Subcommittee 9/21/07 

Resource Subcommittee 10/11/07 


The Diversity Dialogue Never Ends, But It May Get Easier
by Dina Horwedel, May 9, 2007

Sister Mentors
Inside Higher Ed, March 27, 2007

In April 2008, President Delaney endorsed the advancement from the Provost’s Task Force on Diversity to the University’s Commission on Diversity.

While it will continue to advance the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty, [the Commission] will begin to focus moreof its attention on the ways in which diversity, as a concept and as a lived reality, can be incorporated into the curriculum and into the everyday experience of the UNF community.

For future updates on the Commission’s work, see website for Provost's Diversity Task Force