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Council on Inclusive Excellence

Advancing inclusive excellence or excellence through inclusion is a campus-wide goal reflected in Santa Clara's Jesuit values and traditions. As stated in the Fundamental Values of the University's Strategic Plan,"We cherish our diverse and inclusive community of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni, a community that is enriched by people of different backgrounds, respectful of the dignity of all its members, enlivened by open communication, and caring and just toward others."

In September 2007, the Provost's Office established the Provost's Council on Inclusive Excellence and the Office for Multicultural Learning to advance inclusive excellence on the Santa Clara campus. A year later the Provost's Council was expanded and renamed the Council on Inclusive Excellence (its current name). The Council in both its current and original forms, as well as the Office for Multicultural Learning, are significant initiatives that build on the University's concerted efforts in this important area. An Inclusive Excellence Student Advisory Council, formed at the end of Spring Quarter 2008, serves in an advisory capacity to the Council on Inclusive Excellence.

As Audre Lorde has instructed us, "It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences."

Council on Inclusive Excellence Membership, 2016 - 2017

Danielle Aguilar, Assistant Director, Office for Multicultural Learning

Charlie Ambelang, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources

Caryn Beck-Dudley, Dean, Leavey School of Business

Phil Beltran, Director, Campus Safety

Linda Garber, Chair, Women & Gender Studies

Belinda Guthrie, EEO and Title IX Coordinator

Dennis Jacobs, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

Godfrey Mungal, Dean, School of Engineering

Isaac Nieblas, Director, Multicultural Center

Raymond Plaza, Director, Office for Diversity and Inclusion

Susan Popko, Associate Provost for International Programs

Zipporah Ridley, Chair, Student Council on Inclusive Excellence

Jeanne Rosenberger, Vice Provost for Student Life and Dean of Students

Anna Sampaio, Chair, Ethnic Studies

Lulu Santana, Director, Campus Ministry

Mike Sexton, Vice President for Enrollment Management

Chris Shay, Assistant Vice President for University Operations

Brett Solomon, Interim Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion (Chair)

Paul Soukup, Chair and Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Professor, Communication Department; Associate Director of Study Abroad

Joan Torne, Associate Director of Human Resources