December 3, 2001
By Stephanie Sonnenfeld email@example.com
Religion professor Thee Smith spoke to the Presidents Commission
on the Status of Minorities (PCSM) at its Nov. 26 meeting in 400 Administration.
Smith gave a presentation about the Faculty Diversity Council, which
he chairs. Started earlier in the year, the council aims to facilitate
diverse faculty recruitment, retention and development-something
the PCSM also hopes to achieve through its Strategic Plan for Diversity.
Members agreed to write a letter to Interim Provost Woody Hunter supporting
the council. They discussed various issues facing both groups, such as
goal implementation and promotion on campus.
In other business, chair Brenda Seiton said Pamela Denzmore-Nwagbara
will be the PCSM liaison to the Employee Council and the Presidents
Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW). Seiton also said Nagueyalti
Warren has been nominated as chair-elect, but additional nominations would
Members said they will revisit student scholarships and faculty/staff
development grants at the next meeting, when the proposal for the Strategic
Plan will be reviewed prior to submission to President Bill Chace.
PCSM will meet again on Jan. 29 in 400 Administration at 3 p.m