A welcome message from the Chair

Welcome to the Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality (CODRE) website! It is our hope that this site will keep you updated on all of CODRE’s fiscal activities for 2014-15.

As of July 2013, I was appointed by President James Ramsey to serve as Chair of the Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality (CODRE) at the University of Louisville for the next two years. I consider it an honor to continue the leadership of so many fine individuals.

On August 28th, CODRE sponsored the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Commemorating 50 Years. Political Science Professor Dewey Clayton provided his reflection on the Great March in this video.

The University of Louisville embraces the underlying values of this vision and demonstrates a strong commitment to attract, retain and support students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of our larger society.

The Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality serves as the President's Chief Policy Advisor on issues of diversity. Our membership is comprised of dedicated faculty, staff, and students who actively serve on various committees to monitor the charge of the Commission. Affiliated committees that collaborate with CODRE include the Commission on the Status of Women (COSW), the Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA), Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual Transgender (LGBT), Disabilities Resource Center and Staff Senate and Faculty Senate.

The University of Louisville strives to foster and sustain an environment of inclusiveness that empowers us all to achieve our highest potential without fear of prejudice or bias. We commit ourselves to building an exemplary educational community that offers a nurturing and challenging intellectual climate, a respect for the spectrum of human diversity, and a genuine understanding of the many differences that enrich a vibrant metropolitan research university.


V. Faye Jones, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.P.H.
Chair, Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality (CODRE)
School of Medicine - Pediatrics
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky 40292
PH: (502) 629-8901
FAX: (502) 629-7065