CODRE Committees

Executive Committee

Is comprised of ten (10) members:  the four (4) officers of CODRE ( Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Communications Director) and the six (6) Chairs of the standing committees of CODRE.  The Vice President for Diversity and Equity, who serves as a resource to CODRE, shall serve as ex-officio, non-voting member of the committee.

Interim Chair, Muriel Harris 

Vice Chair,  

Communications Director,  Maria Tinnell

Treasurer, Wanda Long

Standing Committees

Cardinal Anti-Racism Agenda Committee
Chair, Fannie Cox

Provides overall guidance and support to the Cardinal Anti-Racism Agenda (CARA). Additionally it oversees the implementation of CARA through its five concerns committees, students, faculty, staff, residents/post doctoral students, and administrators.

Communications and Marketing Committee
Chair, Daniela Terson de Paleville

The Communications and Marketing Committee reports through the Communications Director and is responsible for the dissemination and publication of CODRE information to membership and the university community.  Items the committee develops and maintains can include but are not limited to the following:

  • Annual report of accomplishments
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Orientation for new members, and new commissioner's handbook
  • Social media web presence
  • CODRE Webpages

The CODRE Listening Committee is a subcommittee of the Communications & Marketing Committee and is charged with gathering and disseminating concerns and information from the UofL constituencies

Constituency Relations Committee
Chair, Dwayne Compton

Ensures CODRE’s representation on UofL Wide-Committees.  Committees on which CODRE will be represented by a CODRE Commissioner will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Budget and Planning
  • Human Resources
  • Faculty Senate
  • Staff Senate
  • Search Committees

Ensures appropriate credentialing of Commissioners to adequately represent CODRE.
Identify appropriate opportunities for training for CODRE members to support their participation on CODRE and their representation on the various University wide committees. Training may be paid for by CODRE where necessary.

Diversity Programming Committee
Chair Leondra Gully

The Diversity Programming Committee is responsible for identifying and supporting programming for students, staff and faculty in collaboration with the community that supports an inclusive multicultural learning environment. The Diversity Programming Committee promotes diversity as a multi-faceted endeavor, and as such, the Diversity Committee may collaborate with other commission/ university committees to accomplish their tasks.  This Committees initiatives support multicultural education; instructional diversity development; and programmatic efforts that enhance and strengthen student’s educational experiences and supports diversity and social justice.

A subcommittee of Diversity Programming is the President’s Exemplary Multicultural Teaching and Staff Awards. The intent of the award is to honor multicultural teaching and engagement, through the utilization of teaching styles, culturally pluralistic and socially constructed ideals, course content and processes incorporating multicultural and global perspectives, and scholarship.

Campus Environment Team
Chair, Lee Gill — Office of Diversity & Equity

The Campus Environment Team monitor’ the university’s provision of a safe and secure environment for all members of the campus community and will play active role in maintaining this environment through direct participation in programs and services.

The Campus  Environment Team for the University (in collaboration with the Office of the Senior Associate Vice President for Diversity and Equity) and will advise the University President, relevant internal organizational structures and the Council on Post-secondary Education (CPE) by gathering information on diversity, campus climate and environmental issues from UofL faculty, staff and students; CODRE will be instrumental in the internal and external dissemination of information on the campus climate and environment with regards to diversity issues; and the monitoring of campus climate and diversity issues.