Deeming the March 3–5 “Diversity As
Value Added” symposium a success, members of the President’s
Commission on the Status of Minorities (PCSM) met Monday, March
24, to discuss the event.
The symposium was the result of a collaborative effort by the three
president’s commissions —Status of Minorities, Women
and LGBT Concerns—and its goal was to examine diversity in
the Emory community. Planning committee chair Jody Usher e-mailed
a preliminary outline of recommendations to PCSM members and said
a draft of the report on the symposium will soon be sent to members.
PCSM Chair Nagueyalti Warren said the commission needs to make this
report an action statement. She reminded the group that when it
submitted recommendations to President Bill Chace last year, he
said the commission was responsible for making those suggestions
“It has to be read that this is what we’re going to
do,” she said. “We need to be in a position to take
In other business, the group decided to submit a list of 16 Board
of Trustees nominees to Chace. Among those included in the list
are Remedios Gomez Arnau (Mexican Counsel General in Atlanta), Johnnetta
Cole (former Presidential Distinguished Professor of Anthropology
and Women’s Studies), Charlayne Hunter-Gault (journalist and
2001 Honorary Degree Recipient), Glenda Hatchett (’85L, former
chief presiding judge of Atlanta’s Fulton County Juvenile
Court System and current star of “Judge Hatchett”),
U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), Michael Lomax (’84 Ph.D. and
current president of Dillard University in New Orleans), Cynthia
McKinney (former congresswoman), Beverly Tatum (president of Spelman
College and “Diversity as Value Added” keynote speaker),
Cynthia Tucker (Atlanta Journal-Constitution editorial
page editor) and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
PCSM will meet again on Tuesday, April 22, in 400 Administration
at 3 p.m.
have a question or concern for PCSM, e-mail chair Nagueyalti Warren