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Diversity Leadership

Joel Seligman, President and Chief Diversity Officer

Faculty Diversity Initiative

Panel of Advisors

Launcelot F. Drummond, UR Trustee, Fiserv, Inc. Executive Vice President
Jerry Gardner, UR Trustee, C.A. Gardner & Associates, President, Leadership Development and Executive Coaching
Ernest Hicks, Xerox, Chief Diversity and Employee Advocacy Officer
Frederick Jefferson, Chair, Panel of Advisors, University of Rochester, University Intercessor, Professor Emeritus Warner School
Gail A. Lione, UR Trustee, Harley Davidson, Inc., Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
Augustin Melendez, Eastman Kodak, Vice President, Human Resources
Cathy E. Minehan, UR Trustee, Arlington Advisor Partners, Partner
Clayton Osborne, True Insights Consulting
Francis L. Price, UR Trustee, Q3 Industries, Chief Executive Officer
Kathy N. Waller, UR Trustee, The Coca-Cola Company, Vice President and Chief of Internal Audit
Carl C. Williams, UR Trustee, Principal Financial Group, Retired, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Office for Faculty Development and Diversity (OFDD)

Vivian Lewis     Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity
Maggie Cassie     Assistant Provost for Faculty Diversity and Development
Kurt Zeller       Grants Researcher/ Program Administrator
Trina Viggiano     Administrative Assistant

Faculty Diversity Officers (FDOs)

Beth Olivares     Arts, Sciences & Engineering, Assistant Dean for Diversity Initiatives
Laurel Carney    Arts, Sciences & Engineering, Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Caterina Falli     Eastman School of Music,  Associate Professor, Humanities
Katherine Ciesinski      Eastman School of Music, Professor, Voice

Dan Horsky     Simon School of Business, Benjamin L. Forman Professor of Marketing
Rajiv Dewan       Simon School of Business, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research; Chairman, Ph.D. Program
 
Linda Chaudron    School of Medicine and Dentistry, Associate Professor - Department of Psychiatry
Cheryl Kodjo     School of Medicine and Dentistry, Associate Dean/Student Advising - Department of Offices of Medical Education
Kate Cerulli     School of Medicine and Dentistry, Associate Professor- Department of Psychiatry

Daryl Sharp      School of Nursing,Associate Dean Faculty Development and Diversity; Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing
Mary Wilde     School of Nursing, Associate Professor

Nancy Ares     Warner School of Education and Human Development,  Associate Professor Teaching and Curriculum
Dena Swanson      Warner School of Education and Human Development, Assistant Professor Counseling and Human Development

Ex Officio Members of the Faculty Diversity Officer Committee

Frederick Jefferson     University Intercessor
Cilas Kemedjio     Director, Frederick Douglass Institute
Harriette Royer     University Intercessor
Carol Shuherk     Senior Associate Provost

HR Office of Organizational Development and Staff Diversity

Stanley Byrd     HR Director-Organizational Development and Staff Diversity
Janice Holland     Multicultural Recruitment Specialist II
Sondra M. Monachino     Multicultural Recruitment Specialist I

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Co-chairs: Stanley Byrd & Maggie Cassie