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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.

2017-2018 Members

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


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

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Julie Wilson, Program Manager

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

College of Dentistry
Lavern Holyfield, Director of Faculty Development

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

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

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

College of Liberal Arts
Leroy Dorsey, Professor

College of Medicine
Dianne Kraft, Assistant Dean for Diversity

College of Nursing
Deborah Matthews, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

College of Science
Sherry Yennello, Professor

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

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

Mays Business School
Annie McGowan, Assistant Dean for Diversity

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

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

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

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

Administrative Units 

Associate Provost For Undergraduate Studies
Arthur Watson, Executive Director

Dean of Faculties
John August, Dean of Faculties and Associate Provost 
Blanca Lupiani, Executive Associate

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

Division of Information Technology
Gib Sawtelle, Assistant Director

Division of Student Affairs
CJ Woods, Associate Vice President

Office of Graduate and Professional Studies
Mark Zoran, Interim Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies

Office of the President
Tracy Cullen, Director of Executive Services

Public Partnership & Outreach
Suzanne Droleskey, Executive Director

Updated 08/02/17