Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
In the summer of 2020, a survey was conducted of the 300+ staff members across B&F to understand any experiences of microaggressions encompassing race and gender, and to determine what goals should be adopted to better support our under-represented communities.
In September, the B&F Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee was formed, chaired by Michael Papadakis, CFO & Senior Vice President, with committee members representing all areas and levels throughout the unit.
Tasked with the creation of actionable plans and metrics in alignment with the university Task Force on Racism and Racial Inequities, the B&F Committee meets monthly to provide tangible plans for implementation.
In its inaugural year, sub-committees have formed to explore the following:
- Are there current policies, practices and services that should be reviewed for inclusion and equity?
- Do communications affirm diversity, equity and inclusion?
- How can there be clear expectations on staff roles in supporting an inclusive culture?
- Are we cultivating connections to prospective diverse talent pools?
We seek to foster a more diverse and inclusive climate and build a community that promotes an equitable, healthy, supportive, and nurturing environment in Business and Finance.
We strive to be active change agents for our university and local community by acknowledging and addressing policies, practices, programs, and positions contributing to inequity or differential outcomes for specific groups within Business and Finance.
Through these efforts, we will inform and engage university officials, support the University’s Task Force goals, and recruit and retain a diverse talent pool with a deep commitment to action, ensuring that all are respected and valued.
|Ashley Ammerman||Finance Coordinator|
Procurement Shared Service Center
Executive Assistant to CFO
|Abbey Castle||Financial Analyst|
Financial, Planning & Analysis
Treasury Associate- Debt
|Vella Garrett||Business Continuity Manager|
AP Customer Service Lead
Financial Services Special
Sr. Commodity Manager
P2P Services - Strategic Sourcing
Director of Investment Operations
|Mindy Swanner||Technology Training Developer|
Energy Project Manager
Subcommittees include Talent Pipeline, Training & Professional Development and Supplier Diversity. Interested in supporting a subcommittee? Let the committee chairs know by responding here.
Mike Papadakis, Chair
Yolanda Zepeda, Office of Diversity & Inclusion Representative
Karina Brown, Director of Communications
Contact the B&F Diversity & Inclusion Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.