Mission & Purpose

The President's Diversity Council is an advisory and leadership team responsible for developing, overseeing and monitoring University-wide efforts to achieve Bucknell's commitment to diversity as a core institutional and educational value. The Council's overarching focus is to enhance and maintain Bucknell's efforts to ensure that all students graduate with knowledge, skills, and habits of mind necessary for making thoughtful, responsible contributions in a diverse, globally integrated world. Directly tied to this is a focus on establishing and maintaining a thriving, inclusive campus climate that values all faculty, students and staff members.

Specifically, the Council develops and oversees the implementation of Bucknell's Strategic Plan for Diversity; assesses, monitors and reports on progress toward achieving strategic diversity goals; and reviews and revises (as needed) Bucknell's diversity goals and strategies. Primary areas of focus include (1) diversity of the faculty, staff, and student bodies; (2) campus culture and climate; (3) curricular and co-curricular diversity-centered learning opportunities; and (4) institutional practices and policies.

The Council recognizes the importance of sharing information as well as soliciting and responding to feedback from members of the campus community. As advocates for diversity, inclusiveness and equity, the Council values and promotes cross-campus collaboration; consults with faculty, staff and campus offices; and regularly supports and participates in diversity enrichment opportunities.

President's Diversity Council

Amy Badal

Raquel Alexander

Dean of the Freeman College of Management

Amy Badal

Amy Badal

Dean of Students

Denelle Brown

Denelle Brown

Associate Dean of Students

Bill Conley

Bill Conley

Vice President for Enrollment Management

Georgina Dodge

Georgina Dodge

Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Carmen Gillespie

Carmen Gillespie,

Professor of English; Director of the Griot Institute

Pierre Joanis

Pierre Joanis,

Vice President for Human Resources

Maisha Kelly

Maisha Kelly

Senior Associate Athletics Director

William Kenny

William Kenny

Professor of Music, Chair of the Faculty 

Obed Lira

Obed Lira

Assistant Professor of Spanish; C. Graydon and Mary E. Rogers Faculty Fellow

Patrick T. Mather

Patrick T. Mather

Dean of the College of Engineering

Karl Voss

Karl Voss

Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

John C. Bravman

John C. Bravman

President