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 LGBTQ 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
Chair-Elect of PDACC and Director of Community Diversity Relations, Oregon State University
Interim Vice President for Diversity, Portland State University and former President/CEO, Urban League of Portland
Assistant Chief Diversity Officer and Director, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Oregon Health and Science University
Executive Director, Oregon Hillel Foundation
Founder, Oregon Black Education Foundation and former President, Blacks in Government
Tribal Council, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and Commissioner, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
Executive Director, College Possible (Portland, Oregon)
NW Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Executive Director, NWEA Portland
Consultant, Nike, Inc.
INSTE Global Bible College
President, NAACP Eugene Springfield
Executive Director, Latino Network
Executive Director, Lane Education Service District
Project Manager, Native STAND, Oregon Health & Science University
Director, Bureau of Equity and Human Rights, City of Portland
CEO and Founder, Mobility International USA
Founder, Wahl & Associates, LLC
Business Operations Manager, Flowers Family Corporation and President, UO Black Alumni Network
Patrick Phillips, Provost
Yvette Alex-Assensoh, VP Equity and Inclusion
Doneka Scott, VP Undergraduate Education and Student Success
Kevin Marbury, VP Student Life
Greg Stripp, Senior Advisor and Chief of Staff (President’s Office)
Melanie Muenzer, AVP and VP for Academic Initiatives
Jason Younker, AVP and Advisor to the President on Sovereignty and Government to Government Relations
Matt Carmichael, UO Chief of Police
Lesley-Anne Pittard, AVP DEI