• Diversity Initiatives Steering Committee (DISC)

    Committee Charge

    Hamline University’s strategic plan calls for the university to “become an exemplar in the integration of diversity to achieve and sustain an inclusive environment.” Consistent with our avowed commitment to “inclusive excellence,” diversity initiatives are infused throughout the strategic plan and are manifest in all strategic directions.

    The Diversity Initiatives Committee is charged with the principal responsibility for leading, advocating, and coordinating university-wide efforts to realize diversity initiatives and inclusive excellence.

    Scope

    Specifically, the Diversity Initiatives Committee:

    • Provides leadership in advocating and advancing diversity initiatives and inclusive excellence throughout the university community;

    • Advises and consults with the Director of Diversity Initiatives in proposing and coordinating the implementation of diversity initiatives supporting the university’s mission, vision, and strategic plan;

    • Develops plans for ongoing assessment of existing, pending, and proposed diversity initiatives policies, practices, programs, and initiatives, and provides follow-up recommendations based on assessment outcomes.

    The Director of Diversity Initiatives (in consultation with the Diversity Initiatives Committee and the Provost) reports quarterly to the President’s Staff and submits an annual report to the President and the University Leadership Team.

    Members of the committee may serve up to two years.

    Membership

    Name

    Committee Role

    Term

    t. aaron hans
    Interim Director of Diversity Initiatives
    Ex-officio     
    Ex-officio
    Carlos Sneed
    Director of the Hedgeman Center
    Ex-officio, Co-Chair
    Ex-officio
    Joe Lewis 
    Hamline School of Education Faculty
    HSE member
    2014-2017
    Jim Scheibel
    Hamline School of Business Faculty
    HSB member 2015-2017
    Alice Silkey
    Hamline School of Law Faculty 
    Other
    2014-2015
    Ken Takata 
    CLA Faculty 
    Member-at-large 
    2013-2016 
    Kathy Burleson 
    CLA Faculty
    CLA member, 
    Co-Chair 
    2015-2018 
    Ryan LeCount 
    CLA Faculty 
    CLA member 
    2014-2017 
    Chris Kipp 
    International and Off-Campus Programs 
    Staff member 
    2015-2018 
    Kimberly Feilmeyer 
    Bush Library
    Staff member
    2014-2017 
    Steven Dondelinger
    Information Technology Staff  
    Staff member    
    2014-2017
    Molly Isaacson
    Institutional Effectiveness 
    Staff member 2014-2017
    Monita Gray 
    Student Affairs 
    Staff member
    2014-2017
    Sarah Huddleston
    CLA Undergraduate Student 
    Interim Undergraduate Student Representative
    2015-2016
    Nicola Koh
    Graduate Student 
    Graduate/Law Student Representative
    2015-2016