College of Professional Sciences

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

The College of Professional Sciences Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee was formed in alignment with the University’s mission to advance the University's Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan at the college level for faculty, staff, and students. The committee developed the DEI statement below in the Spring of 2022:

The College of Professional Sciences is committed to building collaborative spaces for an ever-changing population through a free exchange of diverse ideas and thought. In that CPS is Magis-in-Service, we are people representing various forms of human diversity and identities meeting the needs of people and organizations in our community and beyond. Our many cura personalis disciplines within the college provide faculty and students the ability to address all forms of social injustice, inequity, and discrimination. CPS is committed to providing an atmosphere for learning that respects diversity, including various forms of identity, and fosters inclusion, and in which all students feel comfortable and safe to learn. It is within this interdependent community where all stakeholders can prepare and implement action plans for social justice. (Spring, 2022)

Current Members 2023-2024:

  • Shelagh Larkin, Ph.D., MSW, LISW, Chair, Social Work
  • Amber Brogden, MHSA, Health Services Administration
  • Jennifer Gibson, Ph.D., School of Psychology
  • Hollie Johnson, Ed.D., School of Education
  • Crista Rosborough DAT, AT, ATC, Sport Science & Management
  • Carol Scheerer, EdD, OTR/L, Occupational Therapy

Founding Members

  • Margo Heydt, Ed.D, Social Work, (2017-2022)
  • Ron Quinn, Ed.D., Sports Science & Management, (2017-2022)
  • Debra Van Kuiken, Ph.D., Nursing, (2017-2018)
  • Colin Dadosky, MSN, Nursing, (2018-2019)

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