The DSA DEI Task Force is comprised of 40 members serving on one of four different committees, all of which have specific goals intended to explore and address diversity, equity, and inclusion for the DSA staff. The Advisory board, constituted of the committee Co-Chairs, helps direct the work of the committees and advise the VPSA on DEI initiatives. See below for structure and committee information.
Goal: This committee is focusing on examining methods in which departments and supervisors can be held accountable and receive feedback on DEI efforts in their departments.
"I'm excited to be part of these efforts because real, sustainable change is needed right now. Our organization isn't exempt from the many injustices and challenges related to diversity, equity and inclusion. I hope these efforts lead to a stronger, healthier, and more empathetic culture in our division and beyond."
"I am excited to have the opportunity to have an impact upon departmental culture and provide resources to supervisors to make FSU a more welcoming place for all employees."
|Larry Cummings, Jr.||Housing|
|Sherica Holston||Career Center|
|Amie Runk||Student Engagement|
Goal: This committee will lead efforts to determine gaps in DSA professional competencies surrounding equity, diversity, and inclusion and identify current opportunities or develop opportunities for professional staff to engage in DEI competency acquisition
"I'm committed to the development of professional training opportunities that highlight seeing the unseen, building connections, as well as increasing our knowledge, skills, and awareness of our diverse staff and the diverse world."
"My hope is that the Professional Development and Training committee will provide a variety of training and professional development opportunities for the division. In addition, I hope we are able to collaborate with the larger campus community, FAMU and Tallahassee."
|Deanna C. Hughes||Housing|
|Grace Wilson||Student Engagement/SGA|
Goal: This committee will explore strategies to recruit and retain diverse staff members to the DSA.
"I'm excited to be on this Task Force to continue to make a difference in diversity, equity, and inclusion across the FSU campus. With my work as co-chair to the Black Faculty and Staff Network and as a Business Manager, I look to bring insight, perspective, leadership, financial tools and ideas to this group with the goal of establishing long-lasting and sustainable DEI initiatives for FSU students, staff, and faculty."
"I am very excited to work with a group of talented people interested in building an inclusive campus community. I look forward to using evidence-based research and innovative ideas to create strategies and thoughtful hiring practices in order to recruit and retain a diverse body of staff."
|Geneva Scott||Career Center|
|Marrese Whitsett, Jr.||Housing|
Goal: This committee will be a transition team in charge of shifting the current Dalton Institute of College Values to a nationally-recognized DEI conference.
"As Co-Chair of the Dalton Institute Transformation Committee, I am honored and excited to support the division in its efforts to steer the Dalton Institute to a nationally recognized DEI conference. Through the work of this committee, it is my hope to sustain our awareness of and champion diversity, equity, and inclusion beyond our silos."
"I am excited to be part of a team of individual practitioners from across the university who bring perspectives and experiences that are critical for making diversity, equity, and inclusion at the center of our work."
|Tory Dellafiora||Career Center|
|Julie Fleishman||Student Engagement/SOI|