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.  The Assessment Group for Diversity Issues constructs and conducts the Employee Climate Survey.

Current Committee Members:

  • Mary Ontiveros, Vice President for Diversity
  • Jennifer Schneider, Research Analyst & Survey Methodologist, Institutional Research, Planning, & Effectiveness
  • Gene Gloeckner, Professor, School of Education
  • Shannon Archibeque-Engle, Assistant VP for Strategic Initiatives and Assessment
  • Ria Vigil, Assistant VP for Inclusive Organizational Practice
  • Emily Amedee, Graduate Teaching Assistant Ph.D. Student
  • David McKelfresh, Executive Director, Assessment & Research
  • Megan Skeehan, Program Assistant, Accounting
  • Valerie Lewis, Administrative Assistant, Health Education and Prevention Services
  • Sue Doe, Associate Professor, English
  • Rachel McKinney, Program Coordinator, Office of the Vice President for Diversity

Current Committee Members:

  • Shannon Archibeque-Engle, Assistant VP for Strategic Initiatives and Assessment
  • Hermen Diaz, Executive Director, Access Center
  • Kathy Sisneros, Assistant VP for Student Affairs
  • Jennifer Mayhew, Equal Opportunity
  • Mike Katz, Student Resolution Center
  • Ramsey Crochet, Police Officer, 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
  • Michelle Jacoby, Support and Safety Assessment
  • Sandi Hodgin, Assistant Director of Title IX Programs

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.

Current Committee Members:

  • Patricia Vigil, Director of the Alliance and University Partner Relations
  • Ria Vigil, Assistant VP for Inclusive Organizational Practice
  • Shannon Archibeque-Engle, Assistant VP for Strategic Initiatives and Assessment
  • Monica Rivera, Assistant Director, Women & Gender Advocacy Center
  • Gwendolyn Sieving, Manager of Sexual Health & Outreach Initiatives
  • Valerie Lewis, Administrative Assistant, Health Education & Prevention Services
  • Kyle Oldham, Assistant Director, Residence Life
  • Kim Mbadinga-Nzamba, Assistant Director for Diversity and Inclusion, Athletics
  • Marsha Benedetti, Associate Director, Training & Organizational Development
  • Dell Rae Ciaravola, Risk & Public Safety Communications Manager
  • Shannon Wagner, Manager for Student Success Initiatives

Current Committee Members:

  • Mary Ontiveros, Office of the VP for Diversity
  • Martha Coleman, Facilities Management
  • Toni Miyamoto, HDS Administration
  • 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 External Relations
  • Dora Frias, Pride Resource Center

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.

Current Committee 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, Executive Directory, LSC
  • Josh Alvarez, Coordinator of Support and Safety Assessment
  • Leslie Taylor, VP for Enrollment and Access

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 3 day function which offers a multitude of diversity oriented sessions on campus.

Applications for interest in the following subcommittees were collected in early 2019. Members of the subcommittees will be announced soon.

  • Marketing and Communications
  • Program and Logistics
  • Keynote and CSU Inspire
  • Proposals
  • Partnerships

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.

Current Committee Members:

Shannon Archibeque-Engle, VP for Diversity
Mary Ontiveros, VP for Diversity
Rachel McKinney, VP 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

The mission of the Inclusive Physical and Virtual Campus Committee (IPVCC) is to promote Colorado State University’s commitment to creating and sustaining a welcoming, accessible and inclusive campus that enhances usability for everyone and helps create an environment in which we support, protect and respect rich dimensions of diversity. In meeting these goals, the committee helps assure that all individuals can fully access and enjoy the benefits of our facilities, educational opportunities, and information.

Current Committee Members:

  • Mary Ontiveros, Office of the VP for Diversity
  • Martha Coleman, Facilities Management
  • Jessica Kramer, Facilities Management
  • Aaron Fodge, Parking and Transportation Services
  • Marla Roll, Occupational Therapy
  • Allison Penfield, Student Disability Center
  • Bob Schur, Policy and Compliance Office
  • Aaron Buckley, Parking and Transportation Services
  • Terry Schlicting, Student Disability Services
  • Joe Tiner, Occupational Therapy
  • Mohammad Reza Ameri, Student, Walter Scott College of Engineering

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.

Current Committee Members:

  • Mary Ontiveros, Vice President for Diversity
  • Shannon Archibeque-Engle, Assistant VP for Strategic Initiatives and Assessment
  • Ryan Barone, Assistant VP for Student Success
  • Albert Bimper, Senior Associate Athletic Director of Diversity & Inclusion
  • Tom Biedscheid,
  • Michelle Foster, Associate Professor, Food Science & Human Nutrition
  • Kelly Long, Vice Provost Undergraduate Affairs
  • Arlene Nededog, Director, College of Natural Sciences
  • Cara Neth, Director, Administrative Communications
  • Diana Prieto, Director, Equal Opportunity
  • Carmen Rivera, Chair, Multicultural Staff & Faculty Network
  • Kathy Sisneros, Assistant VP for Student Affairs
  • Leslie Taylor, VP for Enrollment & Access
  • Ria Vigil, Assistant VP for Inclusive Organizational Practice
  • Cori Wong, Assistant VP for Gender Equity

Recruitment & Retention of Diverse Staff is a committee that focuses on obtaining diverse faculty/staff for employment at CSU as well as fostering an environment that values diversity in order to retain diverse faculty/staff at CSU.

Current Committee Members:

  • Mary Ontiveros, Vice President for Diversity
  • Eric Aoki, Professor, Communication Studies
  • Shannon, Archibeque-Engle, Assistant VP for Strategic Initiatives and Assessment
  • Richard Eykholt, Associate Professor, Physics
  • Louise Jennings, Associate Professor, School of Education and Director, PACT (Public Achievement for Community Transformation)
  • Lourdes Zavala, Access Center

The goal of the Transitions Coordinating Committee is to co collaborate with retention experts to ensure that diverse students are successful when they arrive on campus. This group meets monthly

  • Mary Ontiveros, Vice President for Diversity
  • Ryan Barone, Assistant VP for Student Success
  • Tom Biedscheid,
  • Heather Daniels, Director of Admissions
  • Gaye DiGregorio, Executive Director, Collaborative for Student Achievement
  • Joe Donlay, Interim Director, Office of Financial Aid
  • Connie Jaime-Lujan, Student Financial Services
  • Steve McDonnell, Interim Director of Student-Athlete Support Services
  • Fabiola Mora, Director, Academic Advancement Center
  • Tae Nosaka, Director, Center for Advising and Student Achievement
  • Herman Shelton, Executive Director, The Access Center
  • Kathy Sisneros, Assistant VP for Student Affairs
  • D Tobiassen Baitinger, Sr. Associate Director Registrar