Charge to the Committee

This committee shall consist of five elected faculty members, at least one of whom shall be a woman, and in addition, at least one of whom shall be a member of a racially/ethnically underrepresented group as defined by the federal government. At least two of the members of the Committee shall be tenured. In addition, the Committee will include the Chair (if a faculty member) or other faculty representatives of the Committee on ALANA Affairs; and a faculty member from the Faculty Affairs Committee. All of the five elected Committee members will serve three-year terms. The Associate Provost(s) for Equity and Diversity and the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion shall be ex officio members (nonvoting) and (one) shall serve as secretary of the Committee. The Committee shall elect a chair from among its members.

The Committee helps ensure that Colgate achieves its affirmative action goals as well as attends to strategies and concerns related to equity and inclusion with respect to all faculty recruitment, hiring, promotion, and retention. Colgate has had either a voluntary or a federally-mandated affirmative action program in place since 1974.  The Committee is responsible for the following:

Reporting annually to the faculty, delivering any annual federally mandated analysis of the faculty

  • Identifying areas of non-compliance with respect to the aforementioned areas
  • Providing recommendations to all relevant bodies for making efforts to address faculty affirmative action goals/concerns/strategies
  • Obtaining information from relevant bodies to support its charge
  • Actively working to support and implement Colgate’s DEI plan.

In order to implement its charge, the Committee, in collaboration with the Office of Equity and Diversity, works closely with relevant governance committees, administration, and other relevant bodies that support the academic mission.

Meeting Times

The committee meets every other Tuesday, 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.


Members 2023-24

Member Term

Ani Maitra
Associate Provost for Equity & Diversity

Nicholas Albertson  2025 (AL)
*Jennifer Tomlinson  2024 (AL)
Carolyn Hsu  2025 (AL)
*Elodie Fourquet  2026 (AL)
Dan Bouk  2024 (AL)
Richard Braaten  (FAC)
Dionne Bailey   (Alana Affairs)

 *J. Tomlinson – replaced by Aaron Gember-Jacobson (1 year)
 *E. Fourquet – replaced by Chandra Russo (fall 2023)