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Council on Equity and Access (CEA)

The Graduate College CEA is advisory to the Dean of the Grad College and (1) guides efforts to increase graduate education access and inclusion for underrepresented students and (2) promotes institutional change to facilitate recruitment, retention, and research opportunity for these population at Illinois, especially. The Associate Dean for Diversity chairs the Council. Specific emphases for Council work will be strengthening ongoing equity programs as well as providing expertise on the development of new and innovative recruitment and retention efforts that will define policies and practices across disciplines and colleges at Illinois.

Membership 2015-2016

Ave Alvarado Graduate College
Elvira de Mejia Food Science and Human Nutrition
Bruce Fouke Geology
Christopher Freeburg English
Ryan Gower Recreation, Sport and Tourism
Deanna Hence Atmospheric Sciences
Princess Imoukhuede Bioengineering
Megan Mahoney Comparative Biosciences
Karen Mortensen Mathematics
Carla Santos Recreation, Sport, and Tourism
Linda Smith Information Sciences
Jesse Thompson Agricultural Consumer, and Environmental Sciences
Isabel Molina, Chair Graduate College