CME Nomination Form

Committee on Mission and Equity

Lakeland University educates individuals of diverse backgrounds, preparing them to think critically, to communicate effectively, to succeed professionally, and to lead ethical, purposeful and fulfilling lives. Rooted in the values of the United Church of Christ, Lakeland integrates the liberal arts and experiential learning to develop the whole person for success in a dynamic, multi-faceted world.

To make certain we deliver on that mission - Lakeland has formed a committee, the Committee on Mission and Equity (CME) to ensure we are fully supporting diversity and inclusion, while also serving our students and one another in ways that best embody our mission and values.

Please read the description below for more information on the committee and membership.

Do you know someone who would be a good fit for this committee? Please fill out the form below!

The Committee on Mission and Equity (CME) reviews institutional policies, procedures and practices of our community life, and collaborates inclusively on the challenging and essential work of justice and equity across the university, to ensure that we are serving one another and our students in ways that best embody our Mission and Values.

  1. Review and propose revisions to institutional policies, procedures and practices of our community life, such as disciplinary procedures, grievance policy, hiring practices, onboarding practices, separation practices, handbooks, housing arrangements, and facilities.
  2. Review and propose revisions to institutional documents to ensure the use of language respecting the diversity of our community members.
  3. Train and authorize members to serve on grievance committee.
  4. In consultation with the Ombuds and others, Identify DEIB strengths, issues and opportunities within all aspects of Lakeland University, and propose actions to empower growth and change.
  5. Work with the Director of Mission & Equity, the Director of the Ulrich Center, and Human Resources in order to resource professional and curricular development, and support community initiatives, that provide students, faculty, and staff with a foundation for increasing intercultural competence and equity across campus.
  6. Anticipate and respond to acute issues and needs, whether local, national, or international.

Standing Members

  • Co-Chairs: Director of the Ulrich Center (Julie Mavity Maddalena) and Director of Mission & Equity (Flossie Siebert)
  • University President (Beth Borgen)
  • Chaplain-Ethicist (Julie Mavity Maddalena)
  • HR Representatives (Jim Jones, Corissa Elfrid)

Rotating Members and Openings

Nominated by the community and appointed by the president in consultation with the Director of the Ulrich Center, Director of Mission & Equity, and an HR representative

  • 3-4 Faculty Members (including a Kellett faculty member)
    • Current: Aimee Burns, Brian Murphy, Cynthia Schmal, Maddy Wattenberg
  • 3-4 Staff Members (including an hourly staff member)
    • Current: Kate Dvorak, Cal Evoniuk, Megan Hellmer, Jennifer VandenAvond, Kevin Hang
  • 1-2 Coaches (from different seasons)
    • Current: Shannyn Gillespie, Phil Welsh
  • 1 Administrative Leadership Team Member (ALT)
    • Current: Jonathan Feld
  • 3-4 Students
    • Open Positions: 3-4

Nominate a student, faculty or staff member!

Submit the form below to make your nomination. Please ask for permission from the individual prior to nominating them.

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