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Council on Climate & Diversity


To provide counsel to the President and the Provost and Executive Vice President on all ways of attracting and retaining culturally diverse students, faculty, and staff to Texas A&M University and to strengthen, sustain, and promote our diversity efforts in support of Vision 2020 goals.  In addition, the Council will assist the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity in planning appropriate assessment and evaluation of all university units regarding  diversity-related endeavors.

2017 Members (Updated 05/22/17)

Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean, college of agriculture and life sciences (chair)

Gentill Abdulla, student, appointed by the vice president for student affairs

Barbara Abercrombie, vice president for human resources and organizational effectiveness

Alisha Ahamed, vice president for university affairs, graduate student council

John August, dean of faculties and associate provost

Amine Benzerga, representative, Muslim faculty network

Bobby Bisor, chair, chamber of commerce

Alsie Bond, director of community development, City of Bryan, community representative

Ann Boney, president, Brazos County NAACP chapter

Jonah Chen, diversity commissioner, student government association

Llewellyn Derry, vice president, black former student network

Kelli Hutka, member, association of former students

Chris Kaunas, secretary, women administrators network

Kisha Lee, co-chair, African American professionals network

Monica Menzel, president, Texas A&M University Hispanic network

Mary Miller, board member, women former students’ network

Joshua Morris, student, appointed by the associate provost for undergraduate studies

Aubrey Nettles, special projects coordinator, City of College Station, community representative

Daniel Pugh, vice president for student affairs

Elizabeth Scanlin, treasurer, university staff council

Nancy Simpson, representative, Christian faculty network

Reynaldo Spinelli, chair, international advisory board

Bob Strawser, past speaker, faculty senate

Debbie Thomas, interim dean, college of geosciences

Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni, chair, department heads council

Tiffany Amorette Young, student, appointed by the associate provost for graduate and professional studies


Loftin Announcement—January 13, 2010
The President's Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity and Globalization Final Report (7/30/2002)