Diversity Council Subcommittees 

Climate Survey, Co-chairs: Dr. Teresa Neely & Ms. Mónica Jenrette

UNM is strongly committed to providing an inclusive climate and welcoming environment for all. DEI will

lead the task of administering a university-wide campus climate survey in Fall 2022. The goal is to understand

student, faculty and staff experiences with, and perceptions concerning campus climate and diversity, equity

and inclusion. This committee will work on planning for that survey.

Diversity Curriculum, Co-chairs: AVPEI Nancy López & Dr. Shiv Desai

The diversity requirement at UNM is supported by the work of DEI and the Diversity Council. Co-chairs of the

Diversity Curriculum committee coordinate approval of courses that may fulfill the diversity requirement by

providing proposal workshops, advice on proposals, sharing the list of approved courses, and assessing that

learning outcomes are being met by diversity courses. They are further involved with building a community

of practice concerning delivery of diversity curriculum at UNM.


Inclusive Climate Committee, Co-chairs: Ms. Pam Agoyo & AVPEI Elizabeth Quay Hutchison

Various climate concerns are being addressed and/or raised at UNM, including but not limited to the

university seal, Adams mural, names of residence halls, presence of law enforcement on campus, concerns

about bullying, discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation, perceived overall climate of racism and its

effects on students, faculty and staff, specific concerns named by Native faculty (see 2019 Native Faculty

Council requests to executive leaders), and other aspects of the built and virtual environment. Building an

inclusive climate requires collaboration, gaining buy-in, and persistence. This intrepid committee will work

with campus partners to address these issues in systematic ways. For updates, see:


Learning and Resources, Co-chairs: Dr. Jeannie Baca & Ms. Lorena Blanco-Silva

In an effort to create greater opportunities for learning and awareness of available resources aimed at

promoting the University values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, the Learning & Resource sub-committee

will focus on establishing a comprehensive inventory of trainings, programs, resources, and initiatives

designed to enhance knowledge, skills, and competencies. The goal is to create a repository of resources,

including names of skilled presenters available to deliver various types of presentations to the university