Education and Awareness

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The Education and Awareness Committee is responsible for providing leadership in advancing learning and scholarship to build and sustain a community and culture of inclusion.


  • Facilitate cross-communication of diversity- and inclusion-related activities, programs, and initiatives occurring within UMB schools and departments.
  • Recommend initiatives that promote diversity, inclusion, and cultural competency throughout UMB.
  • Recommend programs that prepare faculty and staff to incorporate cultural competency into the professional and learning environments.
  • Promote interdisciplinary programs to help build cultural competence among students in the health, legal, and human services professions.
  • Provide resources and strategies to actively recruit excellent, qualified, diverse staff, faculty, and students.
  • Create and compile city information about resources for diverse campus populations, particularly for new hires.
  • Provide quarterly reports on DAC activities.


TaShara Bailey
Courtney Jones Carney
Sheila Blackshear
Rahel Denboba*
Vanessa Fahie*
Russell McClain
Andrea Morgan
Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner

*Committee Chair