The Ohio State University at Lima


Diversity Committee

Function

The Diversity Committee’s primary function is to infuse diversity within the university to create a culture of diversity on the campus. To achieve this, members assist the Diversity Committee chair and the University in assessing and revising existing practices and makes recommendations in the planning and developing of new practices and initiatives that will promote diversity on the campus. Such initiatives include but not limited to: increasing the number of underrepresented students, faculty and staff as well as the retaining of these groups and creating diversity awareness and engagement initiatives as well as developing partnerships with minority-owned and women-owned suppliers/businesses. The ultimate goal is to make the University a more balanced and diverse institution of higher learning. This will also filter into the extended community and help to promote a more diverse community in general.

Membership

Temple Patton, Co-Chair
Associate Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Pat Carroll, Co-Chair
Associate Professor of Psychology
Jaya Casukhela
Lecturer-Mathematics
Karen Meyer
Academic Advisor/Learning Disabilities Specialist
Zach Walton
Reference and Instruction Librarian
 
Melissa Coldiron
Human Resources Manager
 
Melissa Martinez-Cuen
Student
 
Courtney Gandy
Admissions Counselor and Staff Assistant
 
Mbali Hlongwane
Student
 
Amy Livchak
Coordinator of Student Engagement
 
Shane McCrory
Director of Student Life