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2015 Diversity Convocation Speaker: Dr. Marc Lamont Hill

Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 3:30pm in the Auxiliary Gym, Bradley Center

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

This is a free, but ticketed event. To reserve your seat, pick up a bracelet at Roadrunner Central or the Berrie Center Box Office.

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.




DAC Mission:


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.

DAC Vision:

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.

DAC 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)

Diversity Action Committee 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,