Diversity Fellows Program
The Diversity Fellows initiative is a new Presidential initiative to 1) recognize those that have demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion at NAU; 2) serve as NAU community leaders in diversity and inclusion providing a vision to institutional efforts in diversity and inclusion, and; 3) serve as liaisons to the NAU community in the implementation of the NAU Diversity Strategic Plan (DSP).
Structure and Organization Accordion Closed
The Diversity Fellows constitute a Diversity Fellows Council (8-10 in total) which is a council of knowledge experts who have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion across the NAU community. Diversity Fellows are faculty and staff an important differentiation from known existing university fellows programs that are limited to faculty appointments. Diversity and inclusion leaders can and should come from throughout the NAU community to bride broad perspectives and bring unique experiences.
Responsibilities, Expectations and Appointment length(s) Accordion Closed
Diversity Fellows will serve to provide vision to NAU in terms of diversity and inclusion activities and also serve as liaisons in the implementation of the DSP across the NAU community. Appointments are for three years with a potential one time renewal. Diversity Fellows will receive an annual $1,000 stipend from the President’s Office.
Advisory Committee to the President on Diversity and Inclusion: The Diversity Fellows provide counsel to the NAU President on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives including institutional vision, direction and logistical implementation of programs.
Diversity Strategic Plan Implementation: Diversity fellows serve as DSP subject matter experts assisting colleges, academic, and non-academic units in implementing DSP initiatives into individual unit strategic plans thus aligning institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies.
Diversity Strategic Plan Assessment and Refinement: Diversity fellows lead DSP evaluations and refinement processes including future iterations of the DSP.
2021 Inaugural Class of Diversity Fellows
Angela Enno – Counselor, Multicultural Specialist, Counseling Services
Jani Ingram – Regent Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Catherine Lockmiller – Librarian, Cline Library, Phoenix Biomedical Campus
Eric Otenyo – Professor, Politics and International Affairs
Marcela Pino Alcaraz – Assistant Director, Center for International Education
Frances Riemer – Professor, Department of Educational Leadership, College of Education
Martin Tease – Coordinator, Office of Inclusion: Multicultural and LGBTQIA Student Services
KT Thompson – Associate Professor, Department of English