LEAD Council

In 2019, under the direction of VP for Equity and Inclusion Dr. Assata Zerai, the Liaisons in Equity and Advocacy for Diversity (LEAD) Council was formed. The council is comprised of College/School Senior Diversity Officers. 

The LEAD Council’s charge is to work to increase and enhance faculty diversity, equity and inclusion at UNM, with a focus on tenure-system faculty. LEAD is contributing to the UNM 2040 Strategic Plan. 

LEAD Council  2021 GOALS:
1. Increase NCFDD Memberships 
2. Set College/School/Branch/HSC faculty hiring goals
3. Main campus voting members: select 2-4 Inclusive Excellence postdocs
4. Finish relevant sections of UNM 2040 Strategic Plan
5. Establish plan for restorative justice: promoting inclusive climate among faculty

 

LEAD Council Members

CollegeDiversity OfficerTitleContact
Division for Equity & InclusionAssata ZeraiVice President for Equity and Inclusion

zerai@unm.edu

College of EducationTryphenia Peele-Eady 

 

Associate Dean for Equity, Inclusion, and Faculty 

tbpeele@unm.edu

School of LawSherri Thomas

 

Associate Dean of Institutional Culture and Equity

thomas@law.unm.edu

School of EngineeringMala Htun

 

Special Advisor to the Dean for Inclusion and Climate

malahtun@unm.edu

College of University Libraries and Learning SciencesTeresa NeelySpecial Assistant to Dean of Equity

neely@unm.edu

College of Arts and SciencesJulia FulghumAssociate Dean for Faculty Development

jfulghum@unm.edu

School of Architecture and PlanningCaroline ScruggsAssociate Dean for Research and Equity

cscruggs@unm.edu

Graduate StudiesJesse Alemán

 

Special Assistant for Equity & Excellence in Graduate Education

jman@unm.edu

Honors CollegeDiane MarshallInterim Dean

marshall@unm.edu

Anderson School of ManagementKathryn J L JacobsonAssociate Dean

Kjacobson@unm.edu

University CollegeManuel MontoyaAssociate Dean for Inclusion

mrmonto@unm.edu

College of Fine ArtsKirsten BuickAssociate Dean of Equity and Excellence

kbuick@unm.edu

UNM GallupLD LovettDirector of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

llovett@unm.edu

UNM Los AlamosIrina AlvestadDean of Instruction

irina@unm.edu

UNM ValenciaLaura MusselwhiteDean of Instruction

lmusselwhite@unm.edu

UNM TaosRandi ArchuletaDean of Instruction

randia@unm.edu

Health Sciences CenterLindsay Smart

 

Associate Vice Chancellor for Leadership and Faculty Equity & Inclusion, HSC

lsmart@salud.unm.edu