This committee is concerned with the quality of the experience of African American, Latin American, Asian American, Native American, and other communities of color at Colgate.

Membership will consist of:

  • Dean of the College
  • 4 Faculty (elected at large by the Faculty for three-year terms)
  • 4 Students (elected at large by the Student Senate for one-year terms)

Members serve as consultants to the Committee on ALANA Affairs: the Director of the Office of Undergraduate Studies and the Director of the ALANA Cultural Center. The committee is chaired by the Dean of the College unless the committee votes to elect one of its other members as chair.

Members 2022-23

Paul McLoughlin, Dean of the College   Consultants
Dorsey Spencer, Dean of Students (Chair)   Kerra Hunter, Asst. Dean
Telisha (Dionne) Bailey 2025 (AL) Lyosha Gorshkov, Dir. of LGBTQ Initiatives
Santiago Juarez 2024 (AL) John Palmer, Academic Dir. of OUS
*Ynesse Abdul-Malak 2023 (AL)  
*Osvaldo Sandoval-Leon 2023 (AL) Esther Rosbrook, ALANA Cultural Center
Taryn Lane '26  (S) Jamiere Abney, Assoc. Dean of Admission
Simon Khairallah '25  (S)  
Harshitha Talasila '26  (S)  
Nephileen Kattel '26  (S)  

*O. Sandoval-Leon - replaced by Young Park (spring)
*Y. Abdul-Malak - replaced by Taryn Jordan (spring)

Courses on Race, Class, Gender, and Social Justice

Every semester the Committee on ALANA Affairs compiles and shares a list of Colgate courses with an emphasis on race, class, gender, and social justice.

View the list of courses