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Diversity Council

President’s Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC)

The President’s Diversity Advisory Council (PDAC) is a critical component in creating and maintaining an inclusive campus environment. PDAC is comprised of faculty, staff, students, and administrators from multiple disciplines and departments. Each Georgia Southern campus is represented on the Council. 

The focus of PDAC is to assist with identifying diversity needs, developing strategies to address those needs, and implementing programs that advance and enhance diversity and inclusion throughout our campus community. The Council works with the Chief Diversity Officer to identify diversity related barriers and develop the best strategies to address the barriers. 

In order to get input from a cross-section of the Georgia Southern campus community, PDAC utilizes a committee structure that includes students, faculty, and staff who desire to be a part of forward moving diversity efforts. 

College Level Diversity Councils

To further our efforts around inclusive Excellence, GS had formed Diversity Council at the college level.  All eight of our colleges and Library Services have formed Diversity Councils. Diversity Councils are comprised of faculty, staff, and students and are responsible for advancing diversity and inclusive initiatives and priorities within their respective colleges.  Each college Diversity Council is developing inclusion excellence strategies that are in alignment with Pillar 3 of Georgia Southern’s strategic plan and that meet engagement goals for all underrepresented populations in their respective colleges.

Current Members of PDAC

TaJuan Wilson

TaJuan Wilson, Ed.D., MPA
Associate Vice President, Chair
Office of Inclusive Excellence

Maxine L. Bryant, Ph.D.

Maxine Bryant, Ph.D.
Lecturer
Criminal Justice & Criminology

TaKeisha Brown

Takeshia Brown
Director
Office of Multicultural Affairs

Thomas Bullock, Ed.D.

Thomas Bullock, Ed.D.
Academic Success Coach
TRiO Student Success Services, Armstrong Campus

Lisa Castillo, Ph.D.

Lisa Costello, Ph.D.
Director
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

Cheryl Ciuecevich

Cheryl Ciucevich
College of Science & Math
Director of Development
Office of Development

Dot Kempson

Dorothy Kempson
Director
Liberty Campus

Rochelle Lee

Dr. Rochelle Lee
Program Coordinator
Nuclear Medicine Program

Willie Lynch

Dr. Will Lynch
Department Head
Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

Jason Salzer

Jason Salzer
Associate Director
Recreation & Wellness

Kelly Woodruff

Kelly Woodruff
Director
Student Accessibility Resource Center

Barry Joyner

Dr. Barry Joyner
Dean
College of Health and Human Sciences

Spencer Demink

Spencer Demink
SGA Executive Vice President
Armstrong and Liberty Center Campuses

Calvin Walton

Dr. Calvin Walton
Lecturer
Elementary & Special Education
Armstrong Campus

Last updated: 3/23/2020

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