• This committee was founded in 2020
• Antonio D. Squire – Chair was replaced by Co-Chairs Joseph Nsonwu-Farley and Janet Steele.
o Janet Steele – has a seat on the DEI Council and participated in DEI Awards Selection.
o Joseph Nsonwu will be leaving in July.
o There will be a Call for a Co-Chair to work with Janet.
• Jessye Bongiovanni left UNC in May, and there is a Call for Secretary Nominations.
o We have a volunteer (Alice Whiteside) and will take a vote at the next EFDEI meeting on Monday, May 23rd.
• Partnership with Diversity and Inclusion Subgroup- Robert Smith
• Alternative Holiday Subgroup Update- Adrianne Gibilisco
• Preferred Names Resolution Subgroup- Sarah Gladstone-Smith
• Sustainability Subgroup- Matthew Teal
• Employee Forum and Staff Assembly Update- Keith Hines
• Carolina Black Caucus- Jaci Fields
• Communications Subgroup – vacant
• Employee Resources Subgroup – vacant
Dates of Meetings: We meet on the fourth Monday of each month via Zoom, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.
|Name||Title||Active Member||Role in Committee|
|Anderson, Lauren||Project Manager||Currently Active since 2020||Member|
|Banks, Matthew||University Program Associate||Currently Active since 2021||Member and Coordinator for the EF|
|Bongiovanni, Jessye||Executive Assistant||Retired 2022||Secretary 2020-22|
|Bragg, David||Technology Support Analyst||Currently Active since 2021||Member|
|Carrier, Sarah||NC Research and Instruction Librarian Wilson Library||Retired 2021||Member|
|Cartagena, Valerie||Admin Support Specialist||Currently Active since 2020||Member|
|Carver, Tiffany||Administrative Assistant||Currently Active since 2020||Member|
|DeNeal, Jennifer||Administrative Director||Currently Active since 2020||Member|
|Dubose, Elizabeth||Soc/Clin Research Specialist||Currently Active since 2021||Member|
|Field, Jaci||Director - Eddie Smith Fieldhouse||Currently Active since 2021||Member|
|Forman, Stephanie||Executive Assistant||Currently Active since 2020||Member|
|Gibilisco, Adrianne||Public Comm Specialist||Currently Active since 2020||Member|
|Hefner, Leah||Ordering and Receiving Specialist||Currently Active since 2021||Member|
|Held, Bradley||Head of Digital Accessibility||Currently Active since 2021||Member|
|Hill, Jessica||Clinic Administrative Manager||Currently Active since 2020||Member|
|Hines, Keith||Marketing Project Manager||Currently Active since 2020||Member|
|King, Mary||Ops Coord of UNC Cancer Network||Currently Active since 2021||Member|
|Marchese, Haydée||Business Services Coordinator||Retired 2021||Member|
|Medder, Arlene||Admin. Support Associate||Currently Active since 2021||Member|
|Musgrove, Katie||Business Officer||Currently Active since 2021||Member and Chair of EF|
|Neal, Natiaya||Student Services Events Manager||Retired 2022||Member|
|Nsonwu-Farley, Joseph||Research Technician||Retired 2022||Chair 2022|
|Robinson, Kevin||Multi-Media Producer||Retired 2021||Member|
|Scurlock-Cross, Kelly||Admin Support Specialist||Currently Active since 2020||Member|
|Silsby, Theresa||Dir, Business Systems Help Desk||Currently Active since 2020||Member|
|Singletary, Janice||Business Services Manager, CHS Hub||Currently Active since 2021||Member|
|Smith, Robert III||Associate Chair for Administration||Currently Active since 2020||Member|
|Smith, Sarah||Global Civic Engagement Coordinator||Currently Active since 2020||Member|
|Squire, Antonio||Graduate Funding Coordinator||Retired 2022||Founding chair 2020-2022|
|Steele, Janet||Assistant Operations Director||Currently Active since 2021||Chair 2020-present|
|Tuset, Juan Enrique||FIT Program Coordinator||Currently Active since 2022||Member|
|Wackerhagen, Sarah||Research Associate||Currently Active since 2020||Member|
|Whiteside, Alice||Head, Sloane Art Library||Currently Active since 2021||Member|
|Williams, Michael||Network Firewall Lead||Currently Active since 2020||Member|
Areas of Achievement:
-Alternative holiday proposal Linc Butler meetings to bring HR up to speed
-Collaborate with Personnel Issues to bring up the concerns of housekeeping staff in their Proposal
-Keith Hines/Janet Steele/Robert/Katie represented the interests of Staff at the Campus Police Chief Interviews
-Creating chains of communication with other campus agencies (Robert Smith works with Leah Cox)
-Put out a statement for Confederate protesters at Unsung Founders Memorial (collaborate with Katie)
-Terri Phoenix – speaker
Areas for Attention:
-Preferred Names Resolution
-Subcommittee arrangement is not necessarily accurate. Redesignate as Initiative Directors (2 per Initiative). People can reach out to them and reach out to individuals with the skills they require for initiative completion. They were empowered to make calls more regularly to the committee and the forum at large.
-Brad Held as Resources Initiative- meetings to steer website overhaul (tool to check website viability) visual/hearing impairment and language accessibility
-Communications->Engagement Initiative (we already have a comm committee). More representation from underrepresented populations and departments (fill technical division slots and reach out to occupational demographics). Our secretaries can manage the communication of committee business. Or should we get rid of this initiative? Or engagement initiative? Or secretary duty? (Janet to send out as a poll)
-CPSC Delegation- Beneficial to be from the committee? (Maybe Sarah Smith and Elizabeth DuBose?)
-Co-chairing has been beneficial, and having co-subcommittee chairs or Co-secretaries may be helpful to ensure. Alice Whiteside has volunteered. (Do we want a co-sec?) Teresa Silsby is interested in helping (perhaps as chair of subcommittee or co-secretary) – Maybe later this year. Check in with Robert Smith III if he needs someone as his backup; Juan Tuset has volunteered.
-[Proposal of coffee with constituents quarterly or twice a month: Random selection of 10 forum members (that have not yet attended) required attendance to discuss with employees. 2 blocks of time 11:30-1:30. Officers are excluded from mandatory attendance. Maybe a link sent out for people uncomfortable with in-person meetings?] Rough outline but the goal of more engagement with other staff members. Solve the issue of the same people doing all work.
-Creation of Sustainability Subgroup (Matt and Alice) may become an independent committee (the intention was to make sure that we are representing values of diversity when advocating for sustainability) [e.g., black and minority populations suffering from the pollution of UNC coal plant, but employee interest is in keeping] – should this be a separate committee or Keep it as a subcommittee?
-Resources subcommittee would be duplicating work, so we initiated an overhaul of the website to embed resources from other campus entities.
-Arlene Medder would like to do an initiative.
-Reminder to volunteer and donate to the Blood Drive.