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Committee Members

Members of the Diversity and Equity Committee represent diverse interests on Shepherd’s campus and advocate for important issues. The Diversity and Equity Committee makes recommendations regarding policy and issues concerning race, ethnicity, culture, and  gender.  The committee advances the University’s goals of achieving and maintaining a diverse staff and student body.

Thomas C. Segar, Ph.D.
Committee Chair, Vice President for Student Affairs
Scott Beard, Ph.D.
Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies
Amelia Carte Graduate Student
Marie DeWalt, Ph.D. Director of Human Resources
Larry Dowdy Director of Media Services
Tammy Gill Assistant Director of Human Resources
Karen Green Associate Professor of Social Work
C. Lynne Hannah, Ph.D. Professor of Education
Heidi Hanrahan, Ph.D. Associate Professor of English
Chiquita Howard-Bostic, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Sociology
James Lewin, Ph.D. Professor of English and Modern Languages
Alan Perdue General Counsel
Taylor Perry, Ph.D. Community Representative
Arthena Roper Community Representative
Katlyn Simmons Shepherd Student
Wanda Smith Administrative Associate, Admissions
Shanan Spencer Director of Counseling
Richard Stevens, Ph.D. Associate Professor, College Student Development and Administration (CSDA)
Acting Dean of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education