About

The Diversity Catalyst Committee (DCC) champions a long-term diversity and inclusion agenda for ESS with goals, metrics, timelines, implementation activities, and continuity of practice with a rolling three-year plan. The DCC engages in topics of diversity in research leadership across the Land-grant university system, provides ideas and actions for consideration, and supplements institutional, regional and national diversity and inclusion efforts. The focus is primarily on enhancing the diversity among the Experiment Station Directors, Research Directors, and their associates and assistants.

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Members

NameCommittee PositionAffiliationEmail
Ali FaresChairARDalfares@pvamu.edu
Alton ThompsonMemberARDathompson1@ncat.edu
Brian RaisonMemberECOPraison.1@osu.edu
Adrian AresMemberWAAESDadriana@triton.uog.edu
Cynda ClaryMemberAPScynda.clary@okstate.edu
Nina Lyon BennettMemberAPS and ARDbennettn@uapb.edu
Gary ThompsonMemberSAAESDgat10@psu.edu
L. Wes BurgerMemberSAAESDw.burger@msstate.edu
Bret HessMemberWAAESDbrethess@level5ag.com
Christina HamiltonMemberNCRAchristina.hamilton@wisc.edu
Bill BarkerMemberNCRAwilliam.barker@wisc.edu
Henry FadamiroMemberSAAESDfadamhy@auburn.edu
Donna PearceMemberSAAESDdpearce@ncsu.edu
Drenda WilliamsMemberNIFAdrenda.williams@usda.gov
Shannon Archibeque-EngleMemberProfessionalshannon.archibeque-engle@colostate.edu
Rick RhodesExecutive Vice-ChairNERArcrhodes@uri.edu
David LeibovitzAssistant Vice-ChairNERAdavid_leibovitz@uri.edu