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Leadership Team

The Purpose

The goals of the Campus Climate Leadership Team are to:

  • assist campus leadership in creating a more inclusive campus climate.
  • receive, review, and prioritize recommendations and goals.
  • allocate resources to support the work of social justice.
  • manage a communication plan for internal and external constituents and facilitate discussion.
  • define the mission, core values, and goals with respect to inclusion.

The overall purpose is to provide oversight for the implementation of approved recommendations.

2020-2021 Membership

  • Lendley Black, Chancellor, 218-726-7106, chan@d.umn.edu
  • Lisa Erwin, Vice Chancellor for Student Life, 218-726-8501, laerwin@d.umn.edu
  • Neal Bhakta, Student Association President, bhakt058@d.umn.edu
  • Lynne Williams, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, 218-726-6141, lwilliam@d.umn.edu
  • Susana Pelayo-Woodward, Co-Chair of Campus Climate, Assistant to the Chancellor for Inclusive Excellence, 218-726-8444, swoodwar@d.umn.edu
  • Fernando Delgado, Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs,  218-726-7104, vcaa@d.umn.edu
  • Sue Bosell, Interim-Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations, 218-726-7101, vcfo@d.umn.edu
  • Rick Smith, American Indian Learning Resource Center, 218-726-6293, rsmith1@d.umn.edu
  • Mark Yuran, Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, 218-726-6326, myuran@d.umn.edu
  • Justin Gervais, Staff Senate Representative, 218-726-8130, gervais@d.umn.edu, 218-726-8760
  • Faculty Senate Representative 
  • Wendy Reed, Dean of  Swenson College of Science and Engineering and Dean Representative, 218-726-6397, wreed@d.umn.edu
  • Gibson Nene, Assistant Professor of Economics, Employees of Color and American Indian Council Representative, 218-726-7864

For continuity purposes, it is recommended that Campus Climate Leadership Team members serve a minimum term of 2 years. 

Report History

Leadership meeting agendas:

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