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Diversity Operations Committee


This standing university-wide committee, functioning similar to the Academic Operations Committee (AOC) and the Graduate Operations Committee (GOC), serves as an advisory body to the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity. The Committee is charged to:

  • Ensure that all existing and planned policies, operations, procedures, and all major plans for organizational change are pursued with careful attention to their impact on our diversity goals;

  • Ensure strategic coordination of university-wide diversity-related activities;

  • Consider processes for the collection of equity and climate data, diversity initiatives, as well as recruitment and retention strategies and outcomes; and

  • Consider means for enhancing the effectiveness of our collective diversity initiatives, taking into account current practices, and the distinctive cultures of our various units.

2016 - 2017 Members

Christine Stanley, Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity,  DOC Convener


Juan Bustamante, Chair, Diversity Leadership Council, Rangel College of Pharmacology

Ginger Carney, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Research, College of Science

Cecilia Giusti, Associate Dean for Outreach and Diversity, College of Architecture

Nancy Hutchins, Assistant Director Office of Organization Development and Diversity Initiatives, College of Education and Human Development

Lavern Holyfield, Director of Faculty Development, College of Dentistry

John Hurtado, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, College of

Dianne Kraft, Assistant Dean for Diversity, College of Medicine

Donna Lang, Vice President for Academic Operations, Texas A&M Galveston

Deborah Matthews, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Nursing

Annie McGowan, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Mays Business School

Lisako McKyer, Associate Dean for Climate and Diversity, School of Public Health

John Murphy, Chair, Diversity Faculty, Staff & Student Council, Texas A&M School of Law

Jan Pfannstiel, Assistant Dean for Finance, Employee Services, and Diversity Initiatives, University Libraries

Srividya Ramasubramanian, Associate Dean for Climate and Inclusion, College of Liberal Arts

Eric Riggs, Associate Dean for Diversity and Graduate Affairs, College of Geosciences

Kenita Rogers, Associate Dean for Professional Programs, College of Veterinary Medicine

Matthew Upton, Assistant Dean, Career & Student Services, Bush School of Government and Public Service

Julie Wilson, Program Manager, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Administrative Units 

John August,
Dean of Faculties and Associate Provost 

Karen Butler-Purry, Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies

Suzanne Droleskey, Executive Director, Global Program Support

Blanca Lupiani, Executive Associate Dean of Faculties

Jessica Rubie, Associate Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff,
Office of the President

Gib Sawtelle, Assistant Director, Division of Information Technology

Jane Schneider, Associate Vice President for Facilities and Operations, Division of
Finance and Administration

Arthur Watson, Director, Academic Success Center, Undergraduate Studies

CJ Woods, Associate Vice President, Division of Student Affairs


Jonah Chen,
Vice President of Diversity, Student Government Association

Sarah Henrichs, University Staff Council

Landon Woods, Former Vice President for Diversity, Student Government Association

Updated 10/26/16