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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 staff and student body.

Dr. Chiquita Howard-Bostic Committee Chair, Associate VP of Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity
Wendy Baracka Shepherd Counseling Center
Chrislynn Bard Undergraduate Representative
Cynthia Copney Director of TRIO
Dr. James Cherry Shepherd Board of Governors
Tanya Dallas-Lewis Cultural Diversity/Staff Development Coordinator for Jefferson County Schools
Kay Dartt Manager, 3-D Fabrication and Clinical Faculty
Melanie Ford Associate Athletic Director
Tammy Gill Assistant Director of Human Resources
Karen Green Associate Professor of Social Work
Dr. Heidi Hanrahan Associate Professor of English
Dr. Virginia Hicks Assistant Provost for Academic Community Outreach
Joseph Jefferson Director, Cooperative Education
Annie Lewin Director of Social Equity and Inclusion, Coordinator of Title IX
Eric Lewis President of Shepherd University Board of Directors
Adam Paige Information Systems Tech Desktop Support
Alan Perdue General Counsel
Ben Pigott Graduate Assistant, Multicultural Cultural and Accessibility Services
Crystal Smiles-Tharp Multicultural and Accessibility Coordinator
Alexandra Stevens Print Design Graphics Specialist, University Communications
Dr. Richard Stevens Dean of Graduate Studies & Faculty Affairs
Associate Professor, College Student Development and Administration (CSDA)
Dr. Robert Tudor Dean of College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Joseph Rupert Undergraduate Representative
Dr. Veronique Walker Community Representative, Associate Superintendent for Berkeley County Schools