The idea for a Faculty Liaison group came from Dr. Dorothy Simpson-Taylor. Dr. Coopwood convened this group to:

  1. Recommend to the Provost and Deans program that increase faculty sensitivity to student to student diversity needs and competencies.

  2. Encourage additional cross-departmental faculty diversity experiences through the faculty senate.

  3. Establish a resource pool for academic deans containing diversity trends, practices and initiatives for various disciplines.

  4. Explore ways to enhance students representation, retention, scholarship and institytional transformation from within the classroom.

  5. Provide news of diversity within academic units in Cultural Capers.

The Liaison group is set to make some significant changes in the way our faculty handle the diversity dilemma and dreaded

conversation thereof. The following people make up this important group.

 

2000 - 2001

FACULTY LIAISONS

 

MEMBERS
DEPARTMENT
PHONE

 

Dr. Ken Coopwood.

 

Office of the President - Special Assistant/ Ethnic Diversity.

 

2877

 

Dr. Mike Bhar.

 

Educational and School Psychology - Chair and Associate Professor

 

2887

 

Dr. Michele Boyer.

 

Counseling - Chair and Professor of Counseling Psychology

 

7602

 

Dr. Robert (Bob) English.

 

School of Technology - Associate Dean

 

2987

 

Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Knight.

 

Bussiness Organization - Associate Prof.

 

2033

 

Dr. Charles (Chuck) Norman.

 

Sociology - Associate Prof.

 

3433

 

Dr. Yasenka Petersen.

 

Health and Safety - Associate Prof.

 

3075

 

Dr. Kathy Pickrell.

 

School of Nursing - Chair & Associate Prof. of Associate Degree Program.

 

7600

 

Venita Stallings.

 

Student Academic Services Coordinator - Adult Education Program

 

2300

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