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Mission of the Committee

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.

Vision of the Committee

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 2017 DAC Meeting Schedule:

  • To Be Announced

DAC Membership

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,

Dee Foreman, Associate Director, EOF,

Marissa Hatten, Student,

Venus Hewing, Counselor, Health and Counseling Services,

Shaziela Ishak, Faculty, SSHS,

Pinar Kayaalp, Faculty SSHGS,

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,

Ruma Sen, Faculty, CA,

Mihaela Serban, Faculty, SSHS,

Paula Straile-Costa, Faculty, SSHGS,

Sandra Suarez, Project Coordinator, Upward Bound,

Shabnam Tobaccowala, Faculty, SSHS,

David Vernon, Director of Human Resources,

Leah Warner, Faculty, SSHS,

Samantha Wittenberg, Librarian, Library,

Kathy Zeno, Faculty, ASB,