Committee for Community & Diversity (CCD)

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Committee for Community & Diversity (CCD)

What is the Committee for Community & Diversity?

As a matter of introduction, CCD is a non-policy making group that:

  • Was developed post Diversity Task Force Report (issued September 1999) by the president;
  • Engages in diversity, community and civility issues that affect the TC community;
  • Does not handle individual "ombudsperson", or budgetary matters;
  • Provides TC's only cross-constituency committee (19 members), (unlike the College Policy Council which excluded union members, had 46 members and was involved in budgetary matters). 

A.  The membership of the Committee for Community and Diversity shall be constituted as follows, and each of the below constitutents shall develop their own mechanism to select their members for appointment to the Committee for COmmunity and DIversity.  Reappointment shall be determined by the constituent group.

  1. Four Faculty representatives – two to be elected for a term of one year from the Faculty Executive Committee, one Departmental Chair, and one At-large appointed by the Provost.
  2. Three Professional Staff representatives shall be appointed for one year from the Professional Staff Association, Management Network and At-large respectively.
  3. Three Union representatives shall be appointed for a term of one year.
  4. Five student representatives shall be appointed from the Student Senate for a term of one year.
  5. Three administration representatives including the President and the Vice President of Academic Affairs (Provost).
  6. One representative shall be appointed from the Office of Access & Services for Individuals with Disabilities (OASID).
  7. One representative shall be appointed from the Office of International Services (OIS).
  8. Two at-large representatives shall be appointed by the Chair of the Committee for Community and Diversity as deemed necessary with notice to the Committee.

B.  The purpose of the Committee for Community and Diversity shall be generally to:

  1. Advise the President on and promote and engage all constituents in college-wide diversity, community-building and civility projects and concerns.
  2. The Committee shall not act as ombuds for individual concerns.

C.  The Committee shall consult widely, inviting and receiving comments and suggestions from all sectors of the College on diversity, community and civility concerns and initiatives.

 

CCD Membership 2019-2020
Committee for Community and Diversity
As of 9.16.2019

 

  1. Frederick Awity

    707 Union Representative, Public Safety

    fa2225@tc.columbia.edu

  2. Thomas Bailey

    Administration – President of the College

    TBailey@tc.columbia.edu

  3. Melanie Brewster

    Faculty

    Brewster@tc.columbia.edu
  4. Yocasta Brens-Watson

    Director Office of International Services

    yb2463@tc.columbia.edu

  5. Monica Miaoxia Chan

    Student Senate President

    mmc2265@tc.columbia.edu

  6. Isaac Freeman

    2110 Union Representative

    Irf3@tc.columbia.edu

  7. Carol Garber

    Faculty

    ceg2140@tc.columbia.edu

  8. Nathan Holbert

    Faculty

    holbert@tc.columbia.edu

  9. Richard Keller

    OASID

    keller@tc.columbia.edu

  10. Stephen Kuschman

    Professional Staff PSEC

    Kuschman@tc.columbia.edu

  11. Angel Pagan

    707 Union Representative – Facilities

    Pagan@tc.columbia.edu

  12. Juan A. Peña

    32BJ Union Representative

    Jap2131@tc.columbia.edu

  13. Detra Price-Dennis

    Faculty

    price-dennis@tc.columbia.edu

  14. Juan Carlos Reyes

    ODCA Administration

    jcr2101@tc.columbia.edu

  15. Melissa Rooker

    ODCA Administration

    mor2102@tc.columbia.edu

  16. Stephanie J. Rowley

    Administration – Provost & Dean, Vice President for Academic Affairs

    Sj3r2192@tc.columbia.edu

  17. Nicole Siniscalchi

    Professional Staff PSEC

    Siniscalchi@tc.columbia.edu

  18. Student Senate Vacancy-TBD
  19. Student Senate Vacancy-TBD
  20. Student Senate Vacancy-TBD
  21. Student Senate Vacancy-TBD

 

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