President’s Task Force to Enhance Diversity and Inclusion

The President’s Task Force to Enhance Diversity and Inclusion was formed by SUNY Empire State College President Jim Malatras to proactively assess the college’s diversity and inclusivity climate in the wake of alarming incidents of hate on college campuses across the nation.

The task force, consisting of representatives from across the college’s 30+ locations around New York state and seven international sites, is charged with forming an action plan to:

  • Expand opportunities for underrepresented groups among students, faculty, and staff; 
  • Coordinate initiatives to increase diversity among faculty and staff; 
  • Enhance academic support for students from underrepresented populations/communities; 
  • Expand public policy research on issues of equity, tolerance, and inclusion, and; 
  • Recommend measures to cultivate an inclusive culture at SUNY Empire State College.

Task Force Members

Nathan Gonyea

Officer in Charge,
SUNY Empire State College
Task Force Chair
Saratoga Springs

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Sheila Marie Aird

Director and Associate Professor, International Education
Prague

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Deborah Amory

Interim Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Saratoga Springs

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Eileen M. Angelini

Associate Dean, School for Graduate Studies
Saratoga Springs

Frances Boyce

Frances Boyce

Mentor, Undergraduate Studies
Hauppauge

Dana Brown

Dana Brown

Academic Advisor, School of Arts and Humanities/Advising Center
Latham

Lindsay Bryde

Lindsay Bryde

Education Technologist, Educational Technologies
Selden

Luis Camacho

Luis Camacho

Visiting Assistant Professor, PT Mentor, Business, Management, and Economics
Staten Island

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Lisa D'Adamo-Weinstein

Visiting Associate Professor, School for Arts and Humanities
Albany

Julie Gedro

Julie Gedro

Dean, School of Business
Rochester

Kathy Hairston

Kathy P. Hairston

Director of Academic Review, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Syracuse

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Jill Holland

Learning Coach, Academic Support
Capital Region

Patricia Isaac

Patricia Isaac

Mentor, School for Graduate Studies
Syracuse

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Laura Koplewitz

Adjunct faculty, Behavioral Science
SUNY Empire Online

Audeliz Matias

Interim Chief Diversity Officer,
Saratoga Springs

Sophia Mavrogiannis

Sophia Mavrogiannis

Director of Academic Support,
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Debra Monte

Debra Monte

Coordinator of Student Academic Services, Undergraduate Studies
Saratoga Springs

Dianne Ramdeholl

Dianne Ramdeholl

Mentor, School for Graduate Studies
Manhattan

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Heather M. Reynolds

Associate Professor of Teacher Education, School for Graduate Studies
Saratoga Springs

Lisa Schulte

Lisa Schulte

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Allied Health
Saratoga Springs

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Margaret Sithole

Associate Professor and Faculty Academic Coordinator, Business Division, Undergraduate Studies
Syracuse

Bernard Smith

Bernard Smith

Director, Academic Review
Saratoga Springs