AY 18-19 Membership, updated August 2018

Name Position Title
Ariel Donohue Co-Chair Director, Diversity & Inclusion Student Commons
Sarah Shannon Co-Chair Dean, College of Nursing
Abigail Richards Member Assoc. Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering
Adam Edelman Member Assoc. CIO, University Information Technology
Anne Cantrell Member Asst. News Director, University Communications
Blaire Braxton Member Student Representative
Camie Bechtold Member Senior Assoc. AD, Athletics
David Claudio Member Assoc. Professor, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Emily Stark Member Interim Director, Office of Institutional Equity
Franke Wilmer Member Dept. Head/Professor, Political Science
Jamie Baird Member ASMSU Student Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Julian Collins Member Director, TRiO Student Support Services
Makiko Diehl Member Program Manager, Office of International Programs
Mary Miles Member Professor, Health & Human Development
Rebecca Belou Member Research Analyst, Office of Planning & Analysis
Richard White Member Project Coordinator, American Indian Alaska Native Clinical and Translational Research Program
Tamela Eitle Member Interim Assoc. Provost, Office of the Provost
Walter Fleming Member Department Head and Professor, Native American Studies


The Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council has been charged with:

  • addressing the Diversity and Inclusion Framework Report developed by the MSU community in AY 2016-2017
  • identifying priorities within the framework
  • making connections across the university towards achieving goals and 
  • making recommendations to the Provost regarding diversity and inclusion issues


This council is comprised of members appointed by the Provost from various campus

constituencies. Members include students, faculty and staff.

Meetings: Monthly

Related Documents:


Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council
Ariel Donohue, Director, Diversity and Inclusion Student Commons
Sarah Shannon, Dean, College of Nursing