Communications and Marketing

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The Communications and Marketing Committee is responsible for the dissemination and publication of DAC services, initiatives, and innovations to membership and the UMB community.

The committee will focus on all forms of messaging to provide a comprehensive diversity marketing plan detailing strategic themes and major accomplishments. We will work with the Office of Communications and Public Affairs to disseminate our messages.


  • Share evidence-based best practices that support diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • Increase recognition and appreciation of the value that diversity and inclusion brings to the UMB community.
  • Share learning opportunities and resources that increase knowledge of diversity and inclusion.
  • Promote continuous improvement of an inclusive campus culture.
  • Identify and develop the brand messaging and themes to use in marketing to various constituencies on campus.
  • Create a marketing plan and budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
  • Collaborate with communications and public affairs office to create and disseminate materials.
  • Provide quarterly reports on DAC activities.
  • Maintain and update DAC website.
  • Post diversity and inclusion content on The Elm.


Jeffrey Ash
TaShara Bailey
Courtney Jones Carney
Geetha Gopalan*
Laura Kozak
Jill Morgan
Nakiya Schurman
Elsie Stines*

*Committee Chairs