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Physical Address:
Administration Building
Room 201
Moscow, ID
83844-3157

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr.
MS 3157
Moscow, ID
83844-3157

Phone: 208-885-2468

Fax: 208-885-6558

Email: diversity@uidaho.edu

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President’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion

Historically, the University of Idaho has a progression of leading initiatives and practices that highlight not only its commitment to diversity, but the fundamental essentialness of diversity to the University's character–it's part of our central mission and obligation as a land-grant university and our status as a leading research institution. 

Some examples of how the University's commitment to diversity is demonstrated in tangible ways include the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival, the CAMP program, the establishment of programs such as the Women’s Center, Multicultural Affairs, the LGBTQA Office and the Native American Student Center. We have certificate programs in Diversity and Stratification, as well as Global Justice, and have courses of study in Latin American and Native American studies. 

A fully committed and active Diversity Council will enable us to work towards a University of Idaho in which diversity is woven into all we do: in our courses; in our research; in the type of individuals we select as our students, faculty and staff; and in how we welcome and include diversity in our work places and our classrooms. 

We must demonstrate tangibly, with depth and breadth, the Goal Four Team's “Our Culture, Our Commitment” statement, which, says in part, that our “University is a nurturing place to learn and work, where people are engaged, friendly and helpful. We are committed to ongoing, honest self-examination of our current organization, culture and climate, and to continuous improvement in each these areas.”

This subcommittee examines current student recruitment and retention initiatives, developing recommendations for assessment, improvement and accountability. By highlighting culturally responsive strategies and barriers to the effectiveness of these strategies, this subcommittee better positions the University of Idaho to create an educational climate where diversity, inclusion, and equity thrive to benefit all U of I students.

Committee Members

  • Co-Chair: Jesse Martinez
  • Co-Chair: Cori Planagan
  • Cynthia Castro
  • Kristin Haltinner
  • Julia Keleher
  • Monze Magana
  • Jerry McMurtry
  • Ray Montoto
  • Kate Strum
  • Christina Vazquez
  • ASUI Representative - Vacant
  • UNITY Representative - Vacant

This subcommittee focuses on faculty and staff recruitment and retention initiatives and hiring and promotional policies and practices. Its mission is to build and support a diverse administration, faculty, and staff that will enrich the educational and work experiences of every employee and student by promoting an environment that is supportive and equitable in all aspects.

Committee Members

  • Co-Chair: Elissa Keim
  • Sagur Alahmadi
  • J. Casey Doyle
  • Debbie Hornbuckle
  • Lauri Koster
  • Ian Leibbrant
  • Amy Norman
  • Aman McLeod
  • Philip Stevens
  • Marta Boris Tarre
  • Alexandra Teague

This subcommittee focuses on strengthening and supporting academic curricula and cultural enrichment activities at the University of Idaho. We recommend strategies for increased diversity and inclusion that reflect the interdisciplinary scholarship and programmatic innovation at our institution.

Committee Members

  • Co-Chair:Lysa Salsbury
  • Co-Chair: Toby Wray
  • Vanessa Anthony-Stevens
  • Aryn Baxter
  • Sydel Samuels
  • Rebecca Scofield
  • Brian Smentkowski
  • Amy Taylor

This subcommittee assesses campus climate and culture and makes recommendations for improvement, framed by the university’s strategic plan, diversity plan, and presidential priorities.

Committee Members

  • Co-Chair: Ro Afatchao
  • Co-Chair: Rula Awwad-Rafferty
  • Olivia Balemba
  • Dan Campbell
  • Ray Dixon
  • Jennifer Baillargeon-Hauk
  • Jennifer Magelky-Seiler
  • Gregory Moller
  • Dale Pietrzak
  • Aubrey Shaw
  • Brennan Smith
  • Kerri Vierling
  • Jaap Vos

This subcommittee examines diversity-focused statewide programs and outreach and recommends innovative approaches for integrated and strategically planned diversity goals and objectives that engage the many communities served by the University of Idaho.

Committee Members

  • Co-Chair: Steven Beyerlein
  • Co-Chair: Mike Satz
  • Daisy Aguilera-Gonzalez
  • Evelina Arevalos
  • Carol Baldwin
  • Scott Clyde
  • Cami McClure
  • Barbara Petty

Physical Address:
Administration Building
Room 201
Moscow, ID
83844-3157

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Dr.
MS 3157
Moscow, ID
83844-3157

Phone: 208-885-2468

Fax: 208-885-6558

Email: diversity@uidaho.edu

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