Advisory Council on Diversity and Reconciliation

February 2018 saw the launch of the Advisory Council on Diversity and Reconciliation (ACDR), a cross-departmental group which will provide input and direction to the design and implementation of Universitywide diversity efforts and the practice of reconciliation as a core distinctive at SPU.

As part of its key functions, the ACDR

  • advises on proposed Universitywide diversity goal areas and performance indicators;
  • reviews proposals and makes recommendations for the awarding of diversity seed grants;
  • contributes knowledge and insights to the development of a comprehensive set of diversity-related resources and professional development opportunities for faculty and staff;
  • gives input about present and long-term University diversity, equity, and inclusion policies and practices; and
  • serves as a forum for discussion about diversity needs on campus.

2020-21 Membership

  • Jason Chivers, director of Graduate Admissions
  • Katie Douglass, assistant professor of educational ministry and practical theology, School of Theology
  • Rebecca Hughes, assistant professor of history, College of Arts and Sciences: Division of Arts and Humanities
  • Serena Manzo, director of Multi-Ethnic Programs
  • Sandra Mayo, vice provost for inclusive excellence
  • Madisynn McCombs, executive assistant to the vice provost for inclusive excellence
  • Michelle Arendt, director of public information, University Communications
  • Peter Rivera, assistant professor of marriage and family therapy, School of Psychology, Family and Community
  • Lane Seeley, professor of physics, College of Arts and Sciences: Division of STEM and Social Sciences
  • Amanda Stubbert, director of alumni and parent relations, University Advancement
  • Caenisha Warren, executive director and minister of reconciliation ministries, John Perkins Center