University of Vermont

The 26th President of the University of Vermont

President's Commisison on Racial Diversity

President's Commission on Racial Diversity

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The President’s Commission on Racial Diversity grew out of the President’s Task Force on Racial Diversity established in January 2002. The current Commission consists of twenty-seven members; fourteen faculty, two university administrators, three students, and eight staff members. The President’s Commission on Racial Diversity submitted a series of recommendations to President Fogel and Provost Bramley in June 2004, which focused on recruitment, retention, curriculum, and climate.

Vision Statement

To be a university community that understands racial issues and therefore advocates for racial equity in all aspects of university formal and informal processes, including employment, personnel development, research and scholarship, teaching and service, and all forms of community outreach. To be a national model for how this equity can be achieved in a university context.

Mission Statement

The mission of the President’s Commission on Racial Diversity is to make recommendations to the President, acting as a catalyst and advocate in diversifying and strengthening UVM to be a national model for how racial and ethnic equity can be achieved in a university context. Racial and ethnic diversity contributes to a broader learning environment and stronger campus community for all members of the University.

The objectives of the Commission are to:

  • Research, monitor, and report on the status of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups on campus, and of institutional racial diversity initiatives at UVM.
  • Identify major needs and topics of concern.
  • Propose policies and programs to address these needs and concerns, and to promote, maintain and publicize strategic focus on these issues.
  • Collaborate with campus organizations with complementary goals and objectives.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of any proposed policies and initiatives upon implementation.


Spring 2013 Meeting Schedule


Current Membership

Please direct any questions regarding the President’s Commission on Racial Diversity to Rory Waterman, phone: 656-0278, Jesse Cormier, phone: 656-7694 or, phone: 656-0229.

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