Provides the President with recommendations germane to issues of LGBTQ, racially or ethnically diverse, and women-identified persons at Penn State

It is the charge of the commissions to provide to the President recommendations germane to issues of LGBTQ, racially or ethnically diverse, and women-identified persons at Penn State. Innovative, evidence-informed recommendations for the creation of an inclusive and welcoming campus climate are of particular interest.

The commissions are comprised of up to fifteen full-time University faculty, staff, students, and administrators. The commissions value the expertise and experience that can be found among the members of the University community; students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty, staff, and administrators from all Penn State campuses are eligible to serve. The President of Penn State appoints members.

Commissions


Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Equity (CLGBTQE)

Co-chairs

Members

  • Amanda Collins
  • Faye Kronman
  • Hil Malatino
  • Cheryl Nicholas
  • Sue Patterson
  • Elizabeth Schoppelrei
  • Ashley Sullivan
  • Barbara Welshofer

Commission on Racial/Ethnic Diversity (CORED)

Co-chairs

Members

  • Sheila Barlock
  • William Calo Pérez
  • Kiana Coleman
  • Azaria Cunningham
  • Adidi Etim-Hunting
  • Sharon Fong
  • Carrie Freie
  • Andrés Herrera
  • Derek Andrew James
  • Cristina Orozco
  • Amy Shedra Snipes
  • Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia

Commission for Women (CFW)

Co-chairs

Members

  • Margherita Cantorna
  • Jo Dumas
  • Aubrey Edwards
  • Rebecca Geiger
  • Ashley Jackson
  • Susan Johnson
  • Rebecca Leonard
  • Katie Mato
  • Catherine Mendel
  • Joan Smelzter