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The University Diversity Council (UDC) was created in Spring 2021 in response to recommendations from the UVM community that a larger cohort of individuals with responsibilities for implementing actions within units would help to facilitate positive movement in addressing our goals for diversity, equity and inclusion. UDC has broad and diverse representation from academic and administrative units across campus. The Council functions in an advisory role to Dr. Amer F. Ahmed, the Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, on university wide issues that affect all members of our community.

The UDC intentionally and actively engages all campus units in support of meaningful advancements related to diversity, equity and inclusion while ensuring greater accountability across our community. The Council provides advice and support to senior leadership on the recruitment and retention of a diverse faculty, staff and students, advises faculty leadership on the implementation of the undergraduate general education requirement for diversity, and participates in the analysis of metrics to monitor progress on the climate and culture at the university. Additionally, Council members serve as liaisons to their academic or administrative units to help disseminate best practices, advance cultural competency and civility, and to effectuate initiatives and programs in fulfillment of the Inclusive Excellence Action Plans.

UDC Representatives

Reporting UnitRepresentative
Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Amer Ahmed
Sherwood Smith
Enterprise Technology Services 
Claire Dickey
Roxy Bombardier
Lawrence Houston
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Susan Kasser
Noah Barclay-Derman
Koela Ray
Division of Strategic Communications
Alessandro Bertoni
Jeanne Nauheimer
Tatjana Salcedo
Division of Student Affairs
Elliot Ruggles
Phiona Atuhaire
Division of Finance and Administration
Caylin McCamp
Rebecca Myer
Cindy Lee
Division of Human Resources
Nick Stanton
Noel McCann
Division of Safety and Compliance
Kari Paritz
Kevin Hytten
College of Arts and Sciences
Erika Lala
Graduate College
Alicia Ebert
Rachel Norris
University Libraries
Kate Bright
Office of the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
Jennifer Fath
Joey Catania
Patrick Leahy Honors College
Scott Clark
Rubenstein School of Environmental and Natural Resources
Marie Vea
Alayna Howard
Larner College of Medicine
Tiffany Delaney
Krista Koeller
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Rachel Leslie
Jane Molofsky
College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
Bree Mathon
KC Williams
Cathy Osmers Rahill
Namik Sevlic
Grossman School of Business
Angela Erdmann
David Jones
College of Education and Social Services
Tiffanie Spencer
Jesse Suter
Shane Abrams
Office of Institutional Research and Assessment
Jay Garvey
Colleen Fairchild
Shan Shan Zheng
Professional and Continuing Education
Maggie Lambert
Jessica Akey
Alex Messinger
Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Susanmarie Harrington
Fareed Ahmadi
Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Student Success
Emma Swift
Danielle Gallant
Nate Gondelman
The University of Vermont FoundationAndrew Flewelling
Osher Center for Integrative HealthCara Hancy
Office of the Vice President for Research
Deb McAdoo
Jessica Waite


2023-2024 Council Meetings

Thursday, August 24, 2023
UDC Retreat

Wednesday, September 13, 2023
10:00am - 11:30am

Wednesday, October 14, 2023
10:00am - 11:30am with Senior Leaders time TBD

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

10:00am – 11:30am

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

1:30pm – 3:00pm

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
10:00am – 11:30am

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
1:30pm – 3:00pm

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
10:00am – 1:00pm with Senior Leaders

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
1:30pm – 3:00pm

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
10:00am – 11:30am