August 02, 2002

Penn State's Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity (CORED) wrapped a busy year of activities including coordinating the enhanced mandate that emerged from the "Plan to Enhance Diversity at Penn State: May 2002," according to outgoing chair John Tippeconnic. "Among the highlights, four CORED members participated in the midpoint review process of the Framework to Enhance Diversity at Penn State: 1998-2003, which was a multi-month effort," Tippeconnic noted. He "encouraged the University community to become familiar with the contents of the evaluation reports" that are posted on the Penn state web site." In addition, CORED collaborated closely on recommendations to enhance faculty of color recruitment and retention, in conjunction with the Forum on Black Affairs, the Senior Faculty Mentor, and the Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity. CORED also played a role in the search for the new director of affirmative action and diversity education support center, and the outreach team has been working closely with the Office of Human Resources to enhance the diversity component of the Staff Review and Development Plan."

New members for fall 2002 are: Annette Bookter, M. Christopher Brown, II, David Cottrell, Cindi Deutschman-Ruiz, Eunice Enciso, Mariel Gniewoz, Wanda Knight, Michelle Massie, Sharon RedHawk Love and Tammy Williams. Affiliates who serve a one-year term are: Jason Brooks, Lisa Chauveron, Lamarr Renay Cole, Tatiana Diaz, Luane Fox, Michael Hannon (continuing), Darla Homan, Hyun-Soo Hur, Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim, David Jansson Joseph P. Leo III, Olivia Lewis, Kathryn McClintock, Susan Morse, Farzad Noubary, Servio Romero, Gretchen Seidel and Barbara Wiens-Tuers.

The 2002-2003 chair will be Toni DuPont-Morales, associate professor of public affairs at Penn State Harrisburg and chair elect is Patricia Hayes, Assistant to the Director, Information and Diversity Programs, Applied Research Laboratory.
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