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. 

Founding SGA Members of PDAC:

Nipuna Ambanpola

Nipuna Ambanpola

Dylan John

Dylan John

Valencia Warren

Valencia Warren

Current Members of PDAC:

Member, Title Department
Maxine L. Bryant, Ph.D. Maxine Bryant, Ph.D., Chair
Lecturer
Criminal Justice & Criminology
Takeshia Brown Takeshia Brown
Director
Office of Multicultural Affairs
Thomas Bullock, Ed.D. Thomas Bullock, Ed.D.
Academic Success Coach
TRiO Student Success Services, Armstrong
Lisa Castillo, Ph.D. Lisa Costello, Ph.D.
Director
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program
Cheryl Ciucevoch Cheryl Ciucevich
Associate Director
Alumni Relations, Armstrong
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
Juwan Smith
SGA President
Spencer Demink Spencer Demink
SGA Executive Vice President
Armstrong and Liberty Center Campuses
Dr. Calvin Walton
Lecturer
Elementary & Special Education
Armstrong Campus

Last updated: 8/22/2019

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