Sexual Harassment and Assault Resource Education (SHARE)

The Sexual Harasssment and Assault Resource Education Committee(SHARE) consists of members of faculty, staff, and students who advise the university on matters relating to sexual harassment and assault.  Members serve as contact people in order to educate the campus community about the University's Sexual Misconduct Policy. The board also works to develop educational and preventative programs and activities for the campus community.

SHARE Advocates/Reps: Naomi Oster and Rosanne Lam

Administrative Chair: Prof. Bob Williams

Education Chair: Erin Buenzli

Committee on Public Events

The committee decides on speakers to invite for scheduled convocations, commencement speech during graduation, and colloquia that take place throughout the year.
Student Representatives: Charlotte Willet and Bane Toure

Faculty Chair: Prof. Timothy A. Spurgin

Physical Planning Committee

The committee discusses maintenance, renovation and change to the existing infrastructure and facilities at Lawrence University.

Student Representatives: Travis Charlow and Hannah Lindgren

Chair: Chris Lee, Vice President of Finance

University Parking Committee

This committee reviews and recommends parking policy to the president of the university.

Student Representative: Mari Hubanks

Chair: Dan Meyers, Director of Facility Services

Committee on the Curriculum

The purpose of the Committee on Curriculum is to serve as the primary agency of the Faculty in overseeing the coherence and integrity of the curriculum and in facilitating curricular innovation and reform.

Student Representatives: Justin Irizarry and Heidi Kroth

Chair: David Burrows, Dean of Faculty

President's Committee on Diversity Affairs (PCDA)

Purpose

The purpose of the President’s Committee on Diversity Affairs is to foster diversity in the Lawrence community and curriculum and to help create a more inclusive campus community. Diversity brings us into contact with different experiences and perspectives, helping us to question our beliefs and assumptions. An inclusive community, one that welcomes people of all backgrounds, experiences, and identities (or expressions of identity), is necessary for diversity to serve as a catalyst for learning. Lawrence seeks to include people of all nationalities, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, socioeconomic statuses, cultural backgrounds, religions, abilities or disabilities, ages, military/veteran status, and others who bring varied perspectives to campus.

To accomplish its purpose, the President’s Committee on Diversity Affairs will strive to promote in the Lawrence community:
• a campus demographic reflective of the U.S. and world’s pluralistic society;
• an environment conducive to attracting and retaining students, faculty, and staff of historically underrepresented groups;
• a curriculum that considers diversity and its implications for contemporary life;

• a co-curricular program that fosters inclusion and celebrates diversity; and
• a climate of respect for different identities and points of view.

Recent changes in structure

In order to better address the issues on diversity and inclusion that affect our campus, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Dean of the Faculty Kimberly Barrett wants to restructure PCDA and divide it into five subcommittees, each with a specific focus and mission. To facilitate more productive communication between the administration and the student body, a student will be appointed to each of the five subcommittees (this is in addition to the CODA representatives who already serve on the PCDA steering committee).

The following list details the function of each subcommittee.

1. Campus Climate
  • Chair: Paris Wicker, Associate Dean of Students for Campus Programs
  • Contact: Paris.d.wicker@lawrence.edu
  • Student Representative: Adrian Odamtten
2. Opportunity/Achievement Gap
3. Employee Recruitment
  • Chair: Karen Hoffmann, Assoc Professor of English & Diversity Enhancement
  • Contact: Karen.a.hoffman@lawrence.edu
  • Student Representative: Sabrina Conteh
4. Employee Retention
5. Professional Development

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