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President's Council on Climate and Diversity


The purpose of the President's Council on Climate & Diversity (PCCD) is 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 PCCD assists the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity in planning appropriate assessment and evaluation of all university units regarding  diversity-related endeavors.


Dr. Jorge Vanegas, Council Chair
Dr. Robin Means Coleman, Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity

  • Jaime Andres, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Professional Network
  • Dr. Victor Arizpe, Mexican American/Latino Faculty Association (MALFA) 
  • Bobby Bisor, Former Chair from the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce
  • Alsie Bond, City of Bryan Mayor's Office
  • Ann Boney, Brazos County NAACP Chapter
  • Dr. David Cairns, Department Head Steering Committee
  • Llewelyn Derry, Black Former Student Network
  • Trey Elizondo, Student Government Association (SGA)
  • Darla Guerra, University Staff Council
  • Dr. Rebecca Hankins, Muslim Faculty Network
  • Dr. Julie Harlin, Faculty Senate 
  • Lesley Henton, Division of Marketing and Communications
  • Kelli Hutka, Association of Former Students
  • Jabreon Jackson, Appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Dr. Blanca Lupiani, Dean of Faculties and Associate Provost
  • Abigail Mathew, Appointed by the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies
  • Mary McDowell, Aggie Women Network
  • Elaine Mendoza, Board of Regents
  • Monica Menzel, Texas A&M Hispanic Network
  • Karl Mooney, City of College Station
  • Dr. Bhimu Patil, Friends of India Network
  • Dr. Daniel Pugh, Division of Student Affairs
  • Dr. Jeff Risinger, Division of Human Resources & Organizational Effectiveness
  • Dr. Idethia Shevon Harvey, Black Faculty Alliance
  • Reynaldo Spinelli, International Advisory Board (IBA)
  • Dr. Debbie Thomas, Council of Deans 
  • Chandler Wilkins, Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC)

PCCD website -- Accessible to PCCD members only