Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Diversity Committee

FUNCTION

The Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Diversity Committee is the campus committee whose
members are representative of campus constituencies. Their function is to afford advisory
assistance to the Chancellor, Provost and Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Officer to insure
that affirmative action and equal opportunity continue to be carried out as fundamental
responsibilities of the institution and are carried out appropriately in all aspects of employment
and student life.


The Committee will reach out to the campus community by establishing liaisons with campus
groups whose focus is the advocacy of individual rights such as Latinos Unidos, Black Student
Union, The Women's Center, IMPACT (LGBT), Disability Advocacy & Awareness Coalition
(DAAC), and Southeast Asian Organization (SAO), etc. The Committee may be a source of
education for the campus as to the nature of civil rights and a forum for these issues to be raised
as part of the campus dialogue.


The Committee will initiate and review policy so that policy serves the best interest of equity,
and make its recommendations to the Chancellor, Provost and Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Officer. The Committee will be sensitive to the campus climate for equity and
diversity; will be educated as to civil rights issues; and the development of such issues nationally
and statewide.


The Committee, when called upon, functions as the administrative review body
for discrimination complaints investigated by the Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Office. If a
party to a discrimination complaint is unsatisfied with the EO Officer's recommendations, the
review request must be made within 15 days to the Chair of the Committee. The Chair will
coordinate the process to insure compliance with procedures and deadlines. The Committee will
address its review to the Chancellor; the Chancellor's decision and recommendations on the
matter shall be the final decision. If further review is desired, it can be directed to the appropriate
state or federal agency.

MEMBERSHIP

Elected in odd number years for 2-year terms:

  • 1 Faculty member elected by Faculty Senate
  • 2 Classified employees appointed by Union
  • 1 Student Affairs representative appointed by Chancellor
  • 1 Faculty/Academic Staff from Women's Studies appointed by Chancellor

Elected in even number years for 2-year terms:

  • 1 Academic Staff member selected by Academic Staff Assembly
  • 1 Section 504 Coordinator
  • 1 Faculty member appointed by Chancellor
  • 1 Academic Staff member appointed by Chancellor
  • 1 Faculty/Academic Staff representing Minority Interface appointed by Chancellor
  • 1 Equal Opportunity Officer (non-voting)
  • 2 Whitewater Student Government Representatives (1-year term)
  • 1 (Minority Affairs & Women's Affairs Representatives)
  • 1 Residence Hall Association Student Representative (1-year term)
  • 2 Whitewater Student Government Representatives (1-year term)
  • (Minority Affairs & Women's Affairs Representatives)
  • 1 Residence Hall Association Student Representative (1-year term)

MEMBERS

 Title Name

AA/EEO/Diversity Officer (non-voting) Diversity Program Manager (Co-Chair)

 Ogunsola, Elizabeth (Co-Chair)

Faculty Senate

 Adogamhe, Paul

Office of Residence Life

 Vacant

Academic Staff

 Briscoe, Freda

Academic Staff

 Vacant
Faculty

 Gwalla-Ogisi, Nomsa

Academic Staff Assembly

 Stephenson, Martha

Academic Support Services

 Tardy, Tiffany

Career & Leadership Development

 Buchholz, Ron

Center for Students with Disabilities

 Watson, Elizabeth

Faculty

 Johnson, Edric

Human Resources & Diversity

 Rebecca Rupnow

Multicultural Student Council

 To Be Elected Fall 2015

Residence Hall Association

 To Be Elected Fall 2015

Student

 Freiberger, Cody

Student Affairs

 Vacant
Union-Classified

 Ehren, Denise

Union-Classified

 Heidenreich, Kari

Whitewater Student Government

 To Be Elected Fall 2015

Women's Studies

 Schemenauer, Ellie




Last revision 6/8/2015