The University of Baltimore's Culture and Diversity Committee is one of several committees of the UBalt Governance Steering Council. The committee's mission is to advance the University's diversity goals and strategies and to champion the diversity, inclusion and equity (DEI) efforts of the University. These efforts strengthen the professional, intellectual and cultural experience of all members of the UBalt community. Committee members serve as DEI ambassadors for faculty, staff and students and facilitators of campus diversity-related news. The committee also produces information that is helpful to the Council and University leadership for decision making and discusses timely topics that support the committee's charge. The committee members meet regularly throughout the year.
2018- 2023 Institutional Diversity Plan - Five Goals:
Goal 1: Intentionally foster and sustain a welcoming campus environment based on the principles of equity and inclusion to create an environment that is respectful of differences and promotes the safety and security of all people.
Goal 2: Recruit, employ, and retain a diverse faculty.
Goal 3: Recruit and retain a diverse workforce and ensure that UBalt's staff profile reflects the diversity of Maryland's demographics.
Goal 4: Prepare UBalt students to lead and manage in a diverse and changing society by incorporating diversity and inclusion in significant ways in teaching, learning, and research.
Goal 5: Build upon existing partnerships and create new partnerships that enhance the University's commitment to diversity.
Culture and Diversity Committee Membership (AY 20 - 21)
Zandra Rawlinson, staff, Office of Human Resources, co-chair
Anita Harewood, staff, Office of Government and Public Affairs, co-chair
Jennifer Artis, staff, Office of Admissions
Margarita Cardona, staff, Office of Sponsored Research
Llatetra Esters, staff, Office of Student Support and Dean of Students
Brandon Farmer, staff, Office of Admissions
Erin Gleeson, staff, Office of Human Resources
Cassandra Jones Havard, professor, School of Law
Nicole Hudgins, professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Allison Jennings-Roche, professor, College of Arts and Sciences
Antoinette Martsoukos, staff, Academic Advising
Lakeisha Mathews, staff, Office of Career Services
Eleftherios Michael, staff, Office of Diversity and International Services
Kristi Moore, staff, Office of Marketing and Creative Services
Yasmin Perkins, staff, Office of Admissions
Brittany Richmond, staff, Center for Student Engagement and Inclusion
Randolph Wells, student senator, Student Government Association (SGA)