AA/EO Staff Members
Director, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity
Jes has direct oversight and administrative leadership responsibilities with respect to all AA/EO compliance functions including preparing plans and reports. He also is responsible for resolving discrimination complaints and ensuring ADA compliance for the University as well as supervision and monitoring relative to recruitment and employment practices.
Prior to his career at UVM, Jes worked as an attorney and as the Director of a public sector labor union for nine years, and served as a police officer for five years. He earned a B.S. in government from the United States Coast Guard Academy, and a Juris Doctor (cum laude) from Vermont Law School.
AA/EO Assistant Director
Dana's primary function as Diversity and Equity Advisor, within AAEO, is as Investigator managing procedures for investigating and resolving discrimination complaints. Additional responsibilities include advising campus affiliates on matters involving discrimination policies, recruitment, hiring, diversity and inclusion. Dana facilitates trainings on a variety of diversity topics for students, faculty and staff. She serves on several committees and the President's Commission for Racial Diversity.
Assistant to Presidential Commissions
Kelly is the Assistant to the Presidential Commissions, she manages the day to day operations of the University's five Presidential Commissions which work to address issues of diversity, inclusion and social justice for the University.