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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, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation.  The committee advances the University’s goals of achieving and maintaining a diverse faculty/staff and student body. 

Dr. Richard Stevens
Committee Chair, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs
Jessica Anders Director, Accessibility Services
Wendy Baracka Director, Counseling Services
Jacqui Cole Associate Professor of Chemistry, Co-Chair Natural and Physical Sciences
Tanya Dallas-Lewis Community Representative, Jefferson County Schools
Melanie Ford Principal Systems Analyst
Tammy Gill Director, Human Resources
Karen Green Associate Professor of Social Work
Dr. Heidi Hanrahan Professor of English
Melissa Hall Associate Professor of Recreation Studies, Senate Rep.
Sharon Jackson Community Representative, Storer College Alum Association
Holly Frye VP, Student Affairs
Stacey Kendig Professor of Recreation Studies, Ombuds
Annie Lewin Director, Social Equity and Inclusion, Coordinator of Title IX
Adam Paige Information Systems Tech Desktop Support
Alan Perdue General Counsel
Nazahne Veach-Ross Associate Registrar
Student Representative