April 28, 2003

PCSM celebrates year's accomplishments

By Stephanie Sonnenfeld

During its April 22 meeting, members of the President’s Commission on the Status of Minorities (PCSM) revisited pertinent business and celebrated a year of accomplishments.

Chair Nagueyalti Warren presented members of the conference planning committee (who organized the March 3–5 “Diversity As Value Added” symposium) with glass plaques. She praised all members for their hard work throughout the year. Warren and Brenda Nix, PCSM secretary, both received roses from commission members as thanks for their work.

In other business, Pam Denzmore of the staff concerns committee said its survey measuring diversity among Emory staff should be ready to administer by the end of May. Warren has written a letter to other president’s commissions chairs explaining and encouraging participation in the survey. Denzmore also added that John Hammond is working on a web version of the survey.

Sylvester Hopewell of the historical records committee said members reviewed and compiled minutes from the last 10 years and will continue the project with additional archives from previous years. Donna Wong, liaison to the President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW), reported that PCSW members were impressed with PCSM’s list of Board of Trustee (BOT) nominees and will form a subcommittee among its own members to also provide nominations. PCSM also reviewed its list of BOT nominations and revised a list of nominees for the Board of Visitors.

PCSM will meet again on Tuesday, May 27, in 400 Administration at 3 p.m.

If you have a question or concern for PCSM, e-mail chair Nagueyalti Warren at nwarren@emory.edu.