Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council

The College of Engineering is committed to fostering a welcoming equitable and inclusive environment for faculty, staff, students, and visitors to the College. To lead our efforts in this area, in November of 2018 the College established a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council made up of faculty, staff, and students. The Council meets monthly throughout the academic year.

DEI Council Charge 

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  • Provide leadership within the college to promote and achieve a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially racial/ethnic and gender diversity, as evidenced by COE policies and practices;

 

  • Lead the college’s engagement in the ASEE Diversity Recognition Program and the creation of the college’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Plans; and

 

  • Provide ongoing feedback and recommendations on proposed new and current DEI related functions to promote a cycle of progress for a more effective DEI and anti-racism infrastructure across all areas and units of the college.

 

 

DEI Feedback     Membership Application     

Council Members

Council Members (2020-2021)
 

Name / Title if employee

Status

Unit

Sarah Vigmostad*

Associate Professor

Faculty

Biomedical

Cathy Koebrick*

Director of Human Resources

Staff

Dean’s Office

James Ankrum

Associate Professor

Faculty

Biomedical

Josh Atcher

Director, Academic Resources & Support

Staff

Academic Programs

Kai Ayala

Undergrad Student  

 

Mechanical Engineering

Er-Wei Bai

DEO & Professor

Faculty

Electrical & Computer

Luis Barrera

Undergrad Student

 

Chemical Engineering

Martell Bell

 

Graduate Student

Mechanical

Dina Blanc

Departmental Administrator

Staff

Electrical & Computer

Anna Burson

Undergrad Student

 

Chemical Engineering

Vance Davis

Undergrad Student

 

Environmental Engineering

Jatin Dhamrait

Undergrad Student

 

Biomedical Engineering

Nicole Grosland

Associate Dean for Academic Programs

Faculty

Dean’s Office

Bernice Kubicek

 

Graduate Student

ITI / Electrical & Computer

Kristin Lang

Director, Undergraduate Diversity Programs & Academic Advisor

Staff

Academic Programs

Megan Lindmark

 

Graduate Student

IIHR / Civil & Environmental

Joshua Lobb

Academic Program Specialist

Staff

Biomedical

Matthew Main

Undergrad Student

 

Chemical Engineering

Dan McGehee

Associate Professor & Director, NADS

Faculty

NADS / Industrial & Systems

Priyadarshini Pennathur

Associate Professor

Faculty

Industrial & Systems

Jerry Schnoor

Professor

Faculty

Civil & Environmental

Michael Schrodt

 

Graduate Student

ITI / Biomedical

Kristina Venzke**

Assistant to the Associate Dean for Research, Graduate Programs & Faculty

Staff

Dean’s Office

Kristan Worthington

Assistant Professor

Faculty

Biomedical

Brianna Marcelo***

Director, UI Diversity Resources & Strategic Initiatives

Staff

University DEI

 

*Council co-chair

**Council administrative support

***Ex-officio member

ACTIVITIES

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DEI Programs

DEI programs sponsored by the College of Engineering
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Action Plan and Reports

Listening Posts Summary, Annual Report, and FY21 Action Plan
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Virtual Engagement Opportunities

Diversity Resources is offering a variety of free, virtual ways to engage.

Funding Opportunities

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Initiatives

The College of Engineering (COE) and the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) Council are committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for COE faculty, staff, and students.
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Student Professional Development Awards

The DEI Council awards professional development grants to students in the College of Engineering (undergraduate or graduate)
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Undergraduate Scholarships

This new tuition and fees scholarship is open to all undergraduate students promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion activities in the College of Engineering.