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    Diversity and Inclusiveness Advisory Committee

    Diversity and Inclusiveness Committee charter


    Committee members


    Sara Hernández (2022) - Chair
    Associate Dean for Inclusion and Student Engagement 
    Cornell University


    James Antony (2022)

    Dean, The Graduate Division

    University of California San Diego


    Jabbar Bennett (2022)
    Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
    Michigian State University


    Juan E. González (2023)

    Francis S. Johnson Chair for Graduate Education

    Dean of Graduate Education and Associate Provost

    The University of Texas at Dallas

    Taja-Nia Y. Henderson (2022)

    Dean, Rutgers Graduate School - Newark

    Rutgers University, Newark


    Scott Herness (2022)
    Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School
    Montclair State University


    Cherisse Jones-Branch (2023)

    Dean of Graduate School

    Arkansas State University


    Lisa Liseno (2022)

    Assistant Dean

    Florida State University






    Anna M. Naranjo


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