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Inclusivity Council

The Inclusivity Council members are ambassadors to the University.  We advise and recommend programs and trainings on Inclusivity & Diversity to senior leadership and assess such programs that surround issues that arise involving faculty, staff and students and the surrounding community.

Cabrini's Inclusive Campus

We strive to create a community free from bias, a community that enhances each person's ability to learn and work in an environment where diversity is both embraced and valued.  At Cabrini diversity includes individual differences (e.g., personality, learning styles, and life experiences) and group/social differences (e.g., race/ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, and religion). Inclusion is the active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity. To that end, Cabrini has created an Inclusivity Council to ensure a community:

  1. Where all feel valued and appreciated.
  2. Where there is evidence of cultural dialogue between people from diverse backgrounds.
  3. Where there is increasing acknowledgement and acceptance of difference.
  4. Where diverse constituencies participate in both academic and administrative decision-making.
  5. Where barriers to inclusion—whether policy, practice, or systemic—are identified and addressed. 
  6. Where we create safe spaces and brave spaces for all members of our community to speak from and engage the community from their own unique disposition/worldview.
  7. In our inclusive environment we value the opinions of all members of our community.

In our inclusive environment we move beyond traditional definitions of diversity that center on race, religion, class, gender and sexuality.

    It is imperative to note that expressions or actions that disparage an individual's or group's ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or any other aspect of difference are contrary to the fundamental mission and values of the University.

    The Inclusivity Council has four active sub-committees: Committee on Ableism/Disability; Committee on LGBTQIA+; Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity; and Committee on Women Advancement.

    Please click here for the full Cabrini University Statement of Inclusivity.

    Inclusivity Council Members:

    Rasheeda Ahmad, EdD, Assistant Professor of Education

    Rosaria Altomare, Campus Ministry

    Saleem Brown, Associate Director of the First Year Experience and Professional Advisor

    Beverly Brown, EdD, Dean of Education

    Mary Budzilowicz, Coordinator of Education Resources Center

    Celia Cameron, Vice President of Marketing and Communications

    Angela Campbell, PhD, Assistant Professor, Education Policy and Leadership
    Assistant Dean, School of Education

    Maureen Catania, Asst to Provost/VP of Academic Affairs

    Thomas Conway, EdD, Asst Professor of Education

    Maritza Dejesus, Professional Advisor at Center of Student Success

    Jean Dixon, Transfer Evaluation Specialist

    Tracy Ellis, General Manager - Food Services

    Brian Eury, Chief of Staff - VP of Community Development and External Relations

    Akirah Fenimore, Assistant Director of Residence Life (Sub-Committee Chair)

    David Howell, Director of Athletics Communication

    Lori Iannella, Director of Media Relations (Sub-Committee Chair)

    Carl Janicki, Director of Campus Ministry

    Kathleen Johnson, Director of Disability Resource Center (Sub-committee Chair)

    Carmel-Jo Madonna, Assistant to the Vice President for Student Life

    Nancy Malanowicz, Adjunct Professor of IST

    Angelica Martinez, Coordinator of Educational Partnerships

    Kathleen McKinley, PhD, Professor of Sociology

    José Rodriguez, Director of Student Diversity Initiatives (Chair)

    Susan Rohanna, Executive Director of Human Resources & Title IX Coordinator

    Tom Southard, Executive Director of Wolfington Center

    Michelle Szpara, PhD, Assoc Professor of Education (Sub-Committee Chair)

    Maria Vizcarrondo, Executive Director of Nerney Leadership Institute

    Margaret Wahrman, Career Counselor at Center for Career and Professional Development

    Paul Wright, PhD, Asst Provost for International Affairs

    Yi Zhang, Multicultural Recruiter-Asia

    2020 ROADMAP:
    Vision. Impact. Growth.

    Discover Cabrini University's strategic plan for diversification, sustainable growth, and expanded outreach.