Inclusion and equity work is best when it is collaborative, intentional, and includes stakeholders at all levels of an organization. It is this philosophy which drives the structure of committee work for the Vice President for Diversity office. We rely on our committee members, who together represent a plethora of university offices, for input and direction on a variety of initiatives.

Assessment Group for Diversity Issues
  • Purpose: The Assessment Group for Diversity Issues constructs and conducts the Employee Climate Survey. The Employee Climate Survey represents a positive step toward documenting institutional values of inclusiveness and diversity, integrity and mutual respect, opportunity and access, and accountability. 
  • Members:
    • Mary Ontiveros, Vice President for Diversity
    • Jennifer Schneider, Institutional Research, Planning, & Effectiveness
    • Gene Gloeckner, School of Education
    • Shannon Archibeque-Engle, Office of the Vice President for Diversity
    • Ria Vigil, Office of the Vice President for Diversity
    • Emily Amedee, Graduate Teaching Assistant Ph.D. Student
    • David McKelfresh, Executive Director, Assessment & Research
    • Megan Skeehan, Program Assistant, Accounting
    • Valerie Lewis, Health Education and Prevention Services
    • Sue Doe, English
    • Rachel McKinney, Office of the Vice President for Diversity
Bias Assessment Team
  • Purpose: Reviews the reported incidents of bias and makes recommendations for next steps. 
  • Members:
    • Shannon Archibeque-Engle, Office of the Vice President for Diversity (Co-chair)
    • Kathy Sisneros, Assistant VP for Student Affairs
    • Jennifer Mayhew, Equal Opportunity
    • Mike Katz, Student Resolution Center
    • Ramsey Crochet, CSU Police Dept.
    • Brooke Wichmann, Student Resolution Center
    • Kyle Oldham, Assistant Director of Residence Life
    • Linda Schutjer, General Counsel
    • Dell Rae Ciaravola, Risk & Public Safety Communications Manager
    • Josh Alvarez, Support and Safety Assessment (Co-chair)
    • Michelle Jacoby, Support and Safety Assessment
    • Sandi Hodgin, Assistant Director of Title IX Programs
Bystander Intervention Group
  • Purpose: This group has been tasked to review national trends regarding bystander or pro social behavior. Our committee is in the process of interviewing other campuses regarding their university or system wide bystander campaigns and determine if this is something which should be developed at CSU.
  • Members:
    • Patricia Vigil, Director of the Alliance and University Partner Relations
    • Ria Vigil, Office of the Vice President for Diversity
    • Shannon Archibeque-Engle, Office of the Vice President for Diversity
    • Monica Rivera, Women & Gender Advocacy Center
    • Gwendolyn Sieving, Manager of Sexual Health & Outreach Initiatives
    • Valerie Lewis, Health Education & Prevention Services
    • Kyle Oldham, Residence Life
    • Kim Mbadinga-Nzamba, Athletics
    • Marsha Benedetti, Training & Organizational Development
    • Dell Rae Ciaravola, Risk & Public Safety Communications Manager
    • Shannon Wagner, Manager for Student Success Initiatives
Campus Climate Committee
  • Purpose: 
  • Members:
    • Mary Ontiveros, Office of the VP for Diversity
    • Martha Coleman, Facilities Management
    • Tonie Miyamoto, Housing & Dining Services
    • Aaron Fodge, Parking and Transportation Services
    • Anna Walker, Occupational Therapy
    • Marsha Benedetti, Training and Organizational Development
    • Diana Prieto, Human Resources
    • Megan Skeehan, CPC Representative
    • Allison Penfield, Student Disability Center
    • Sarah Olson, APC Representative
    • Jessica Kramer, Facilities Management
    • Kate Jeracki, Office of VP for University Communications
    • Dora Frias, Pride Resource Center
Consultation Team for Incidents of Bias
  • Purpose: The Consultation Team for Incidents of Bias coordinates University response to incidents of bias to ensure appropriate, timely institutional response, support for impacted populations, effective communication, systematic deployment of resources, and clear articulation of institutional values and expectations.
  • Members:
    • Mary Ontiveros, Vice President for Diversity
    • Dwight Burke, VP for University Operations Director
    • Daniel Bush, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
    • Craig Chesson, Assistant Dean of Students, Conflict Resolution & Student Conduct Services
    • Mike Hooker, Executive Director, Public Relations
    • Jason Johnson, Office of the General Counsel
    • Cara Neth, Director, Administrative Communications
    • Diana Prieto, Associate VP for Human Capital
    • Scott Harris, CSU Chief of Police
    • Kathy Rickard, Associate Professor, Psychology
    • Dell Rae Ciaravola, Risk & Public Safety Communication Manager
    • Kathy Sisneros, Assistant VP for Student Affairs
    • Mike Ellis, Lory Student Center
    • Josh Alvarez, Coordinator of Support and Safety Assessment
    • Leslie Taylor, VP for Enrollment and Access
Diversity Symposium Planning Committee
  • Purpose:
    The Diversity Symposium Planning Committee’s goal is to assist with the organization, planning, and coordination efforts of the annual Diversity Symposium. The symposium is a university sponsored week-long function which offers a multitude of diversity-oriented sessions on campus. 
  • Members:
    • Ria Vigil, Co-chair and Chair of Keynote/CSU Inspire Subcommittee
    • Amber Ramoz, (Co-chair) Keynote/CSU Inspire Subcommittee
    • Kathy Sisneros, Keynote/CSU Inspire subcommittee
    • Sam Boren, Keynote/CSU Inspire subcommittee
    • Stephanie Zee, Keynote/CSU Inspire subcommittee
    • Shauna DeLuca, Keynote/CSU Inspire subcommittee
    • Alicia Sprague, Chair of Program and Logistics Subcommittee
    • Justin Schwendeman, Program and Logistics subcommittee
    • Candace Hufford, Program and Logistics subcommittee
    • Brit Heiring, Chair of the Marketing and Communication subcommittee
    • Lindsay Connors, Marketing and Communication subcommittee
    • Becca McCarty, Chair of the Proposals subcommittee
    • Patrice Palmer, Proposals subcommittee
    • Torin Kaletsky, Proposals subcommittee
    • Marsha Benedetti, Proposals subcommittee
    • Kyle Oldham, Partnerships subcommittee
    • Tyler Bowers, Partnerships subcommittee
    • Wesley Longacre, Partnerships subcommittee
    • Angela Lewis, Chair of the Education Strand subcommittee
    • Ann Sebald, Education Strand subcommittee
    • Juliana Searle, Education Strand subcommittee
First Generation University Initiative
  • Purpose: The First Generation University Initiative (FGUI) is a group of staff and faculty members who have volunteered to organize, collaborate across departments, develop strategies, brainstorm outreach opportunities, and provide support for all our First Generation college students. This group was initially formed after a message from Tony Frank asked faculty and staff to identify if they were First Generation college graduates.
  • Members:
    • Shannon Archibeque-Engle, Office of the Vice President for Diversity
    • Mary Ontiveros, Office of the Vice President for Diversity
    • Rachel McKinney, Office of the Vice President for Diversity
    • Kelly Long, VP Undergraduate Affairs
    • Anne Van Arsdall, VP Undergraduate Affairs
    • Ryan Barone, VP Undergraduate Affairs/VP Student Affairs
    • Gaye Digregorio, VP Student Affairs/VP Educational Attainment
    • John Henderson, VP Student Affairs
    • Herman Shelton, VP Enrollment & Access
    • Patricia Vigil, VP Enrollment & Access
    • Marilyn Butcher, VP Enrollment & Access/VP Development
    • Heather Novak, Provost/Institutional Research, Planning & Effectiveness
    • Pam Jackson, VP External Relations
    • Alex Diemer, College of Business
    • Arlene Nededog, College of Natural Sciences
    • Jill Putman, College of Natural Resources
    • Tae Nosaka, Key Communities/C4E
    • Susan Benzel, College of Engineering
    • Malik Burton, College of Health and Human Sciences
    • Laurel Donahue, College of Engineering
    • Fabiola Mora, Academic Advancement Center
    • Ty McNamee, College of Agricultural Sciences
    • Demetrios Godentiz, Collaborative for Student Achievement
    • Miel McCarthy, Collaborative for Student Achievement
Operations Team for Diversity
  • Purpose: The Operations Team for Diversity (OT4D) was initially created By Blanche Hughes when she was the interim Vice President for Diversity from January 2010 – July 2010. OT4D was created to assist the Office of the Vice President for Diversity in Advancing the Diversity Agenda of CSU. OT4D meets on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Members:
    • Mary Ontiveros, Vice President for Diversity
    • Shannon Archibeque-Engle, Office of the Vice President for Diversity
    • Ryan Barone, Assistant VP for Student Success
    • Albert Bimper, Senior Associate Athletic Director of Diversity & Inclusion
    • Tom Biedscheid
    • Michelle Foster, Food Science & Human Nutrition
    • Kelly Long, Vice Provost Undergraduate Affairs
    • Arlene Nededog, College of Natural Sciences
    • Diana Prieto, Equal Opportunity
    • Carmen Rivera, Multicultural Staff & Faculty Network
    • Kathy Sisneros, Assistant VP for Student Affairs
    • Leslie Taylor, VP for Enrollment & Access
    • Ria Vigil, Office of the Vice President for Diversity
    • Cori Wong, Office of the Vice President for Diversity