One U Thriving


Committees


One U Thriving Committees


Building upon President Watkins’ vision for the future of One U, and united in serving the people of Utah and the nation as a flagship institution at the forefront of scientific research and innovation, EDI launched One U Thriving as a synergistic approach in developing methods to achieve inclusion and equity on throughout the University.

One U Thriving is supported by a steering committee with four teams, each designed to courageously name the issues and design equitable and inclusive solutions to address them:

Anti-Racism Committee

The Anti-Racism Committee advises the Steering Committee on the overall campus climate regarding issues and events of racism across all intersections of identity and bias.

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Universal Design & Access Committee

The Universal Design & Access Committee advises the Steering Committee on policies and procedures affecting campus community members and visitors, including, but not restricted to, persons with disabilities relative to employment, educational opportunities, and accessibility.

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Racist and Bias Incident Response Team

The Racist and Bias Incident Response Team oversees the creation, implementation, and long-term success of university protocols, programs, and processes in order to provide appropriate and calculated responses to incidents involving bias and racism at the university.

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Presidential Commission on the Status of Women

The purpose of the commission is to provide leadership and expertise to the University of Utah community in promoting University women in their various roles and activities, and to serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas within the University.

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Membership


Members of the Steering Committee lead the efforts and initiatives from One U Thriving and meet quarterly with the One U Thriving committee chairs.

Dave Derezotes
Co-Chair, Anti-Racism Committee
Director, Peace and Conflict Studies Program
Mary Elizabeth Harnett
Co-Chair, Presidential Commission on the Status of Women
Professor, Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences
Jeff Herring
Co-Chair, Sterring Committee
Chief Human Resources Officer
Bryan Hubain
Co-Chair, Anti-Racism Committee
Associate Vice President for Student Development & Inclusion, Student Affairs
Scott McAward
Co-Chair, Universal Design & Access Committee
Director, Center for Disability & Access
Lori McDonald
Co-Chair, Steering Committee
Vice President for Student Affairs
Annalisa Purser
Co-Chair, Racist & Bias Incident Response Team
Director of Administration, Public Safety
Jason Ramirez
Co-Chair, Racist & Bias Incident Response Team
Associate Vice President; Dean of Students
Angela Smith
Co-Chair, Universal Design & Access Committee
Director, Disability Studies Program
Mary Ann Villarreal
Co-Chair, Steering Committee
Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Ruchi M. Watson
Co-Chair, Presidential Commission on the Status of Women
Managing Director, Goff Strategic Leadership Center (Goff SLC)

One U Thriving Newsletter


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) communicates the strategic vision for equity, diversity, and inclusion (and belonging) at the University of Utah. Sign up for our One U Thriving Newsletter, delivered weekly, to help shape and stay informed on our journey as we achieve the goal of an anti-racist, diverse, inclusive, accessible, and equitable campus.

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