A statement from President Peter Goodwin on UMCES’ commitment to diversity

MY UMCES

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION COLLABORATIVE

Strategic Initiatives

Function

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is committed to being in the vanguard of efforts to make geosciences more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. Our commitment will involve conscious actions to attract, recruit and retain faculty, students and staff from underrepresented minorities in geosciences.  Thank you for your willingness to participate as a Collaborative member and engage our entire community.

By establishing a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Collaborative, UMCES will provide a forum for a community of practice and will partner with the Faculty Senate as well as the Executive, Administrative, Staff, and Graduate Student Councils to effect institutional changes required to promote improvements in our diversity, equity and inclusion. Establishing a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Collaborative with an appropriate structure will highlight our institutional values and communicate UMCES commitment to our partners and funders.

Given the level of interest and commitment across UMCES to this critically important issue, it should be stressed that the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Collaborative is an inclusive and open process.  The purpose is to coordinate, convene and ensure everyone can contribute within their specific interests without an undue time burden.

Charge to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Collaborative

Representatives

Given the level of interest and commitment across UMCES to this critically important issue, it should be stressed that the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Collaborative is an inclusive and open process.  The purpose of the DEIC is to coordinate, convene and ensure everyone can contribute within their specific interests without an undue time burden.

Chair
Larry Sanford, UMCES Vice President for Education

Unit Directors (2 representatives, 1-year appointments that are rotated)
Russell Hill, Executive Director, IMET
Fredrika Moser, Director, Maryland Sea Grant

Faculty (4 representative with 1 from the Faculty Senate, 1-year renewable appointments) Sook Chung,  IMET and Faculty Senate
Lora Harris,  CBL
Cindy Palinkas, HPL
Cat Stylinski, AL

Faculty Research Assistant (1 representative, 1-year renewable appointments)
Jerry Frank, CBL

Staff (2 representatives, 1-year renewable appointments with 1 from the Staff Council)
Monica Chacon Gellene, IMET
Angela Richmond, CA

Graduate Students (2 representatives, 1-year renewable appointments with 1 from GSC)
Nick Colemen, CBL
Claire Nemes, AL

Staff
Amy Griffin, Assistant to the VPE

Meetings, Agendas, and Meeting Summaries

  • June 4, 2020