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Diversity in Curriculum Development Workshop

Friday, April 29, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM in The York Room

9 am  Registration & Coffee/Tea

9:30-11 am  Keynote by Dr. Jorge Reina Schement, Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at Rutgers University

11-11:15 am  Break

11:15-12:45 pm  Best Practices Session led by Ben Alexander, Adjunct Professor at American University and Senior Partner Alexander Consulting & Training, Inc.

1:00 pm  Lunch will be provided

2:00-3:30 pm  Group Breakout Sessions (Diversity in the Classroom, Diversity in STEM, & Diversity in and out of the U.S.)

3:30-4:00 pm  Closing session (feedback & networking)

Register for the workshop at:

For more information contact Samantha Wittenberg (


Looking For Co-Sponsors: Queer and Trans History Month In October

The Women’s Center is looking for co-sponsors for Queer and Trans History Month in October. This upcoming semester we want to focus on issues of gender identity, sexual orientation, and the other intersections that LGBTQIA+ people have and other experiences that the community goes through. Our theme will be “Celebrate U” so that all students can be appreciative and supportive of all identities and walks of life.

If you have an idea for an event, please fill out this form as soon as possible:

If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, don’t hesitate to contact the Student Queer Peer Services Coordinator at

2016 Diversity Convocation Speaker: Dr. Marc Lamont Hill

photo1“Building Community in an Hour of Chaos: Progress in the Age of Obama”

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, distinguished professor of African American Studies at Morehouse College, is one of the leading intellectual voices in the country on Black life in America.

See the DAC Convocation website for more information.





To advocate, advise, and support issues of diversity, equity, and inclusiveness at Ramapo College through the advancement of diversity-related initiatives with an emphasis on underrepresented and historically marginalized groups on campus.


It is our vision that Ramapo College is an institution where diversity is salient and consistently and comprehensively infused across all facets of The College; where the environment is welcoming, dedicated to social justice, respectful of freedom of expression, and focused on educating and having an ongoing conversation regarding cultural competence and the benefits and importance of diversity.

Definition of Diversity

Diversity is the full range of human difference and experience (as stated in the Ramapo College Strategic Plan).  A critical commitment to such diversity empowers and legitimizes lived social realities and standpoints of marginalized peoples.


Contact DAC Co-Chairs:

Spring 2016 DAC Meeting Schedule:

  • Wednesday, January 20: DAC Retreat, 2:15-5:00 (Pavilion 2)
  • Thursday, February 18, 12:45-2:00 (SC 158)
  • Wednesday, March 30, 2:15-3:45 (Pavilion 2)
  • Thursday, April 28, 12:45-2:00 (SC 158)

DAC Members, Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

Kevin Ballard, Plumber/Steamfitter, Facilities,

Rick Brown, Director, CSI,

Peter Campbell, Faculty, CA,

Erick Castellanos, Faculty, SSHGS,

Pat Chang, Associate VP for Institutional Advancement,

Misha Choudhry, Student,

Naseem Choudhury, Faculty, SSHS,

Yolanda del Amo, Faculty, CA,

Mark Ellebracht, Student,

Lorraine Edwards, Director, Training and Development, HR,

Dee Foreman, Associate Director, EOF,

Marissa Hatten, Student,

Venus Hewing, Counselor, Health and Counseling Services,

Shaziela Ishak, Faculty, SSHS,

Pinar Kayaalp, Faculty SSHGS, DAC Co-chair,

Gurvinder Khaneja, Director of Institutional Research,

Shirley Knight, Librarian, Library,

Missy Long, Counselor, Office of Specialized Services,

Kat McGee, Assistant Director, CSI; Coordinator, Women’s Center,

Asha Mehta, Academic Advisor, Nursing,

Joost Monen, Faculty, TAS,

Edna Negrón, Faculty, CA,

David Oh, Faculty, CA,

Ivy Payne, Executive Secretarial Asst, Student Affairs Office,

Tamika Quick, Assistant Director Equity & Diversity, Student Center,

Paul Reck, Faculty, SSHS,

Tanadjza Robinson-McCray, Student Development Specialist, EOF,

Kersaint Saint Fleur, Program Assistant, Affirmative Action,

Ruma Sen, Faculty, CA,

Mihaela Serban, Faculty, SSHS,

Paula Straile-Costa, Faculty, SSHGS,

Sandra Suarez, Project Coordinator, Upward Bound, DAC Co-Chair

Shabnam Tobaccowala, Faculty, SSHS,

Leah Warner, Faculty, SSHS,

Samantha Wittenberg, Librarian, Library,

Kathy Zeno, Faculty, ASB,