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Committee on Race, Ethnicity and Reconciliation (MICAH)

Recommending Functions

  • Develop goals, policies, programming, and practices that create an inclusive and supportive campus climate for students and employees from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds (Diversity Committee or Administrative Offices).
  • Propose ways to dismantle racist practices and policies that exist within the College (Diversity Committee or Administrative Offices).
  • Provide input and recommendations to the Diversity Committee on issues of race and ethnicity.

Action Functions

  • Create safe spaces for dialogue around questions of race, ethnicity, and diversity.
  • Hear and process campus climate concerns regarding racial and ethnic issues expressed by students and/or employees.
  • Act as a resource for groups working on issues of race and ethnicity, including implementing the diversity plan.
  • Provide guidance and support to the Diversity Committee and Office of Multicultural Programs.
  • Conduct reviews of institutional policies and governance structures to assure that they support the needs of students and employees from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Remain informed and provide recommendations for educating and training employees and students in the areas of racism, cultural diversity, campus climate, and inclusive excellence.
  • Provide guidance and input to the Martin Scholar’s program.
  • Implement responsibilities established for Micah in the Diversity Strategic Plan.

2013-2014 MICAH Committee Members:

Cathy Coleman
Internship Coordinator

Scott Hwang
Director of Multicultural Programs

Connie Ostwald
Associate Professor of Economics & Development

Roberto Reyes
Professor of Human Development & Family Science

Michael Shin
Chair of MICAH, Associate Professor of Biology

Varit Taifayongvichit
President, ISA/MuKappa Club & Student

Christina Thomas
President, Multicultural Council Club & Student

Sikholiwe Vundla
Martin Scholar & Student

Marcus Washington
Admissions Councelor

Kevin Williams
Residence Life, RD