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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Co-Chairs: 

  • Monica N. Burnette, Vice President, Student Services
  • Jonathan V. Farina, Special Advisor to the Provost, Associate Professor of English, College of Arts and Sciences

Coordinating Committee:

The Coordinating Committee was comprised of the Co-Chairs, the chairs of each of its subcommittees and Majid Whitney (AVP of Campus Inclusion and Community, Student Services). It served as the organizing body of the Committee, responsible for the integration, synchronization, facilitation, and implementation of the work of the Committee and its subcommittees. The Coordinating Committee provided timely updates to the Seton Hall community and reported its progress frequently to the Executive Cabinet. 

Subcommittees:

Faculty, Academic & Curriculum – Co-Chairs: Mary Balkun, Professor and Director of Faculty Development, College of Arts and Sciences and Ruth Tsuria, Assistant Professor of Communication, College of Communication and the Arts
  • John Hopkins, Adjunct Professor, Seton Hall Law
  • Grace May, Associate Professor of Educational Studies, College of Education and Human Services
  • Gerard Shea, Librarian, University Library Dean's Office
  • Lisa Sidorova, Academic Advisor, Center for Academic Success
  • Axel Takacs, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Aminat Tokakova, Student Representative 
Programming & Communication – Co-Chairs: Colleen Dallavalle, Associate Dean of Student Engagement, Student Activities and Ghana Hylton, Director of Scheduling and Operations
  • Chase Cohen, Student Representative
  • Carissa Leoni, Assistant Director of Academic Support Services
  • Akirah Fenimore, Associate Director of Educational Opportunity Program
  • Douglas Cantelmo, Assistant Director of International Programs
  • Michelle Peterson, Director of the Division of Volunteer Efforts
Community Training & Development – Chair: Majid Whitney, Assistant Vice President and Senior Associate Dean of Campus Inclusion and Community
  • Juan Rios, Assistant Professor of Social Work, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Kelly Harris, Director of Africana Studies, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Forrest Pritchett, Senior Adviser to Provost on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Ghana Hylton, Director of Scheduling and Operations
  • Lori Brown, Chief Equity, Diversity and Compliance Officer
Policy & Procedures – Chair: Lori Brown, Chief Equity, Diversity and Compliance Officer
  • Jason Oliveira, Director of Educational Opportunity Fund Programs
  • A D Amar, Professor of Management, Stillman School of Business
  • Daniel Katz, Chair of Educational Studies and Assistant Professor, College of Education and Human Services
  • Peter Savastano, Associate Professor of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Priti Shah, Associate Director of University Counseling Services
  • Ann Szipszky, Manager of Parking Services
  • Stephanie Macias-Arlington, Manager of Training and Organizational Development
  • Brooke Duffy, Coordinator of Instruction Librarian
  • Toni Hindsman, Director of Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator