Champlain College Diversity Council

Champlain College is committed to working strategically to create an inclusive community where all stakeholders feel cared for and a sense of belonging. 

The Diversity Council is chaired by the Assistant Vice President of Diversity, Community and Inclusion and serves in an advisory capacity to the College President and the Vice President of Student Affairs and Institutional Diversity & Inclusion. Nadia Mitchell, Equity Initiatives Director serves as Process Facilitator for the Council. 

The Diversity Council's primary role is to help shape and guide deliberate institutional strategy and planning, helping the institution provide comprehensive leadership and investments in diversity and inclusion throughout the College. Council members also work to assist in efforts to infuse and apply a diversity, equity and inclusion lens throughout all parts of the organization. They also assist in monitoring progress of strategic diversity and inclusion goals, help with the implementation of institutional projects and make recommendations to the President.  

2019-2020 Charge

The Council will focus its work on two primary areas:

  1. Update the College Diversity Statement.
  2. Review of Historical Symbols on campus.

2019-2020 MEMBERSHIP

Chair: Reese Kelly, Assistant Vice President of Diversity, Community and Inclusion

Process Facilitator: Nadia Mitchell, Equity Initiatives Director 

  • Jennifer Archambault, Vice President, People Center
  • Lisa Bunders, Enrollment Management 
  • Cathy Duffy, Associate Professor, Robert P. Stiller School of Business
  • Meghan Haley, Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Enrollment Management
  • Ashley Michelle Fowler, Associate Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Patricia Derocher, Faculty Senate Multicultural Committee Representative and Assistant Professor of Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Core Division
  • Johnna Herrick-Phelps, Assistant Provost for Online Education 
  • Eric Ronis, Assistant Dean and Associate Professor Division of Communication and Creative Media
  • Julian Portilla, Associate Professor, Division of Education and Human Studies 
  • Genevieve Lord, Director Montreal Program 
  • Aram Sevakian, Maintenance and Move Coordinator
  • Student: Jayy Covert, SGA Diversity Director 
  • Student: Alana Baker, SGA Academic Diversity Representative