Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The F&S Diversity and Inclusion Committee was created in February 2015 as a part of a campus-wide effort to engage all individuals on the Urbana campus in discussion about diversity and inclusivity. The committee created a vision statement and assessed the culture and commitment to diversity and inclusion at F&S through a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis. Based on discussions, SWOT analysis, and data review, the committee developed a Diversity and Inclusion Plan, which includes guiding principles and actionable items.

2017-18 Committee Members

Maria Thompson, Shared Administrative Services – Chair
Steve Bainbridge, Operations, Maintenance & Alterations  – Vice Chair
Julie Herman, Customer Relations & Communications
Ken Buenting, Operations, Maintenance & Alterations
Brian Bundren, Capital Programs
Keith Erickson, Utilities & Energy Services
Adrian Flowers, Operations, Maintenance & Alterations
Jason Hart, Utilities & Energy Services
Shelissa Jones, Employee Relations/Human Resources
Drew Kenton, Shared Administrative Services
Casey Pellum, Operations, Maintenance & Alterations
Jim Sims, Engineering & Construction Services
Shannon Tucker, Capital Programs
Jerome Wells, Operations, Maintenance & Alterations
Renee Wiley, Engineering & Construction Services

Ex Officio:
Maureen Banks, Safety and Compliance (Executive Management Team)
Melvin Boatner, Employee Relations/Human Resources
LaTonya Webb, Capital Programs, Past Chair

  • FY17 Diversity and Inclusion Committeee

  • FY16 Diversity and Inclusion Committee