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 the PDAC
Dr. Kyle Marrero President Office of the President
TaJuan Wilson, Ed.D., MPA Chair Associate Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer Office of Inclusive Excellence
Helen Bland Faculty Senate, President Faculty Senate
Dr. Donna Brooks Associate Provost, Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies Academic Affairs
Takeshia Brown Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs Student Affairs
Dr. Maxine Bryant Lecturer and Associate Provost Office of the Provost and College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Rebecca Carroll Director, Office of Human Resources Business and Finance/Human Resources
Cheryl Ciucevich Director of Development Advancement
Dr. Maya Clark Program Director, Communication Sciences and Disorders College of Health Professions
Kay Coates Assistant Professor and Research Services Librarian Library
Dr. Lisa Costello Associate Professor, Writing and Linguistics and Director, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies College of Arts and Humanities
Amber Culpepper Director, Equal Opportunity & Title IX and Title IX Coordinator Legal Affairs
Spencer Demink SGA Executive Vice President Armstrong and Liberty Center Campuses
Elizabeth Desnoyers-Colas Associate Professor, Communication Studies College of Arts and Humanities
Brian Harris Director, Government Affairs Government Affairs
Patricia Holt Faculty Senate, President Elect Faculty Senate
Dr. Barry Joyner Dean, Waters College of Helath Professions College of Health Professions
Dorothy Kempson Director, Liberty Campus Office of the Provost/Liberty Campus
Dr. John Lester Vice President University Communications and Marketing
Dr. Scott Lingrell Vice President Enrollment Management
Dr. Celine Manoosingh Assistant Professor, Civil engineering and Construction College of Engineering and Computing
Dr. Melanie Miller Associate Vice President Student Affairs
Dr. Brandon Quillian Associate Professor, Chemistry College of Science and Math
Dr. Carl Reiber Vice President Academic Affairs and Provost