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:
- Where all feel valued and appreciated.
- Where there is evidence of cultural dialogue between people from diverse backgrounds.
- Where there is increasing acknowledgement and acceptance of difference.
- Where diverse constituencies participate in both academic and administrative decision-making.
- Where barriers to inclusion—whether policy, practice, or systemic—are identified and addressed.
- 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.
- 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