Diversity Committee

The Diversity Committee seeks to implement the College’s commitments to expanded racial and ethnic diversity in the student body and in the faculty and to better representation of minority concerns in the curriculum and in student life. We assist the College in meeting its affirmative action goals in faculty recruitment and hiring. We assist in the process of attracting minority students to the College. We assist in promoting increased curricular attention to minority issues and in ensuring a community environment which welcomes and values diverse perspectives and individuals of diverse backgrounds. We make policy recommendations which speak to minority concerns within the broader academic life of the College. And we serve as the search committee for the College‘s Junior Scholar Program.

If you have questions or concerns for the Diversity Committee, please contact the Diversity Committee by e-mailing diversity@pitzer.edu.

Members of Diversity Committee, 2017-18

Two appointed faculty members
Susan Phillips
Linus Yamane (chair)

Three appointed students
Simone Bishara
Mariah Jenkins
Alejandro Valdesuso-Pinney

Representative from APT
Harmony O’Rourke

Representative from the Office of Admission
Dwayne Okpaise

Representative from the Office of Black Student Affairs
Nick Daily

Representative from the Chicano/Latino Student Affairs Center
Tony Jimenez

Representative from the Centers for Asian Pacific American Students (CAPAS)
Linda Lam

Representative from the Dean of Students’ Office
Sandra Vasquez

The Dean of Faculty or designee
Kathleen Yep

Representative from the The Student Disability Resource Center
Tammy Green

Representative form the Queer Resource Center
Manuel Diaz

Representative from Staff
Yasha Sojwal

Diversity Resources

Pitzer Admission Diversity Program

Addressing Campus Climate Diversity Issues – Living Document

Asian American Resource Center

Office of Black Student Affairs

Center for Asian Pacific Americans

Chicano/Latino Student Affairs

Consortium for Faculty Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges

PZ Diversity Resources (Sakai)

EmPOWER Center

International Place

Agnes Moreland Jackson Diversity Program Fund

National Education Association

Queer Resource Center

Student Disability Resource Center