President's Diversity Advisory Community Council (PDACC)

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The President's Diversity Advisory Community Council (PDACC) provides guidance and make recommendations in the following key areas:

  • Access and Retention: Assist the university’s efforts to recruit and retain traditionally underrepresented students, staff and faculty, including racial and ethnic minorities; women in science, technology and math careers; people with disabilities; and members of the LGBTQIA+ communities.
  • Educational Partnerships: Assist the university in developing and maintaining strong relationships as well as partnerships with underrepresented communities, community colleges, K-12 institutions and business, civic, cultural, social and religious organizations.
  • Innovations in Applied Research and Development: Help the university develop additional opportunities for innovative research, teaching and engagement.
  • Communication: Serve as a confidential sounding board for ideas and ambassadors for the university, and assist with developing new relationships, new opportunities for collaboration and mobilization of resources that are mutually beneficial.

Membership in the council has been thoughtfully selected to include a diverse group of community members, not only from Eugene and its environs, but also from across the state of Oregon who represent a wide range of interests and links to communities that help the University of Oregon fulfill its mission. Council members will work in small subcommittees with members of the Executive Leadership Team and other university staff.

PDACC Members, 2019 - 2022

 

​​​Allison Davis-White Eyes

​​​Allison Davis-White Eyes
Chair-Elect of PDACC and Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Fielding Graduate University

 

Michael Alexander

Michael Alexander
Former Interim Vice President for Diversity, Portland State University and former President/CEO, Urban League of Portland

 

Leslie Garcia

Leslie Garcia
Assistant Chief Diversity Officer and Assistant Vice Provost, Oregon Health and Science University

 

Andy Gitelson

Andy Gitelson
Executive Director, Oregon Hillel Foundation

 

Linda Hamilton

Linda Hamilton
Founder, Oregon Black Education Foundation and former President, Blacks in Government

 

Kahseuss Jackson

Kahseuss Jackson
Tribal Council, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and Commissioner, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

 

Bryan Mercier

Bryan Mercier
NW Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs

 

Chris Minnich

Chris Minnich
CEO, NWEA Portland

 

Mark Pilkenton

Mark Pilkenton
President, StoryMark

 

Ricky Poon

Ricky Poon
Assistant Dean, INSTE Global Bible College

 

miles pendelton

Miles Pendleton 
President, Eugene/Springfield NAACP 

 

Carlos Sequeira

Carlos Sequeira
Assistant Superintendant, Lane Education Service District

 

Michelle Singer

Michelle Singer
Project Manager, Native STAND, Oregon Health & Science University

 

Susan Sygall

Susan Sygall
CEO and Founder, Mobility International USA

 

Joe Wahl

Joe Wahl
Founder, Wahl & Associates, LLC

 

 

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Ericka Warren
Business Operations Manager, Flowers Family Corporation and President, UO Black Alumni Network

 


Ex-Officio Members

 

Yvette Alex-Assensoh

Yvette Alex-Assensoh
Vice President for Equity & Inclusion

 

kassy fisher

Kassy Fisher 
Associate Vice President and Chief of Staff to the Provost

 

Kimberly Johnson

Kimberly Johnson
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Student Success

 

Patrick Phillips

Patrick Phillips
Interim President

 

Lesley-Anne Pittard

Lesley-Anne Pittard
Assistant Vice President for Campus and Community Engagement, Division of Equity and Inclusion

 

Greg Stripp, COS/Senior Advisor to President

Greg Stripp
Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the President

jason wade

Jason Wade
Chief of UO Police Department

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Kris Winter
Interim Vice President for Student Life

Image of Janet Woodruff Borden

Janet Woodruff-Borden
Acting Provost and Executive Vice President

 

 

Jason Younker

Jason Younker
Assistant Vice President and Advisor to the President on Sovereignty and Government-to-Government Relations