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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, President of the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection
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 Cousin    Assistant Provost for Faculty Diversity and Development
Christine Federation     Administrative Assistant

Faculty Diversity Officers (FDOs)

Beth Olivares     Arts, Sciences & Engineering, Dean for Diversity Initiatives and Executive Director of Kearns Center
Jeff Runner    Arts, Sciences & Engineering, Associate Professor, Linguistics

Caterina Falli     Eastman School of Music,  Associate Professor, Humanities
Katherine Ciesinski      Eastman School of Music, Professor, Voice
Clay Jenkins, Eastman School of Music, Professor of Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media

Dan Horsky     Simon School of Business, Benjamin L. Forman Professor of Marketing
Ronald Goettler       Simon School of Business, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research
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

Ying Xue   School of Nursing, Associate Professor
Karen Reifenstein, School of Nursing, Assistant 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
Lynett Van Slyke    University Intercessor
Cilas Kemedjio     Director, Frederick Douglass Institute
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