Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

The Utah Board of Higher Education is committed to working alongside all 16 public colleges and universities to intervene in widening opportunity gaps for underserved and underrepresented students. As we move forward in this important work, we will continue reviewing and revising all institutional policies and procedures that create structural barriers to student, faculty, and staff success.

The Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Workgroup is a standing workgroup to the Board of Higher Education. Its purpose is to foster collaboration and coordination among Board and System leadership and to cultivate and integrate equity, diversity, and inclusion awareness, transparency, and progress throughout the Utah System of Higher Education.

Utah Board of Higher Education Equity Resolution

Resolution to advance equitable systemic change within the Utah System of Higher Education. 

WHEREAS, Utah continues to see significant gaps in postsecondary enrollment and completion by race, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status; and

WHEREAS, the Utah Board of Higher Education is committed to joining with all 16 public higher education institutions across the state to intervene in widening higher education enrollment and completion disparities for underrepresented students; and

  • Shawn Newell, Utah Board of Higher Education, co-chair
  • Lisa-Michele Church, Utah Board of Higher Education, co-chair
  • Laís Martinez, Utah System of Higher Education, co-chair
  • Harris Simmons, Utah Board of Higher Education, Board Chair
  • Nina Barnes, Utah Board of Higher Education, Board Vice Chair
  • Aaron Osmond, Utah Board of Higher Education, Board Vice Chair
  • Wilford Clyde, Utah Board of Higher Education
  • Pat Jones, Utah Board of Higher Education

 

CDO Leadership

  • Belinda Otukolo Saltiban, Utah Valley University
  • Tamara Stevenson, Westminster College
  • Alison Adams-Perlac, Utah State University
  • Tasha Toy, Dixie State University
  • Fernando Montano, Snow College
  • Daniel Cairo, University of Utah
  • Lea Lani Kinikini, Salt Lake Community College
  • Gail Singley, Ensign College
  • Adrienne Andrews, Weber State University
  • Maria Caballero, Davis Tech College
  • James White, Bridgerland Tech
  • Jenalee Moynier, Uintah Basin Technical College