Diversity Committee

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Departmental Representative


The Diversity Committee is responsible for developing innovative strategies to increase and maintain diversity in the College; disseminating diversity-related information and policies to departmental faculty; facilitating diversity-related activities in the departments; and participating in the execution of plans for integrating diversity into the basic functions of the College.

Committee Composition and Operations

The Diversity Committee has one voting faculty member from each department. The committee also includes one student member. All representatives serve potentially renewable one-year terms. The College Coordinator for Diversity and the College's Multicultural Liaison Officer serve as ex-officio members.


  • Michelle Soupir, Awoke Dollisso (co-chairs)
  • Michelle Soupir, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
  • Awoke Dollisso, Agriculutral Education and Studies
  • Andrew Manu, Agronomy
  • Joan Cunnick, Animal Science
  • Linda Ambrosio, Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology
  • Brent Danielson, Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology
  • Mark Edelman, Economics
  • Greg Courtney, Entomology
  • Angela Shaw, Food Science & Human Nutrition
  • Clark Coffman, Genetics, Development & Cell Biology
  • Dorothy Masinde, Global Resource Systems
  • Diana Cochran, Horticulture
  • Alison Robertson, Plant Pathology
  • J. Arbuckle, Sociology
  • Heike Hofmann, Statistics
  • Theressa Cooper
  • Elizabeth Martinez Podolsky