The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Coalition at Russell Sage College

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Coalition at Russell Sage College is a committee comprised of students, faculty, and staff representing members of the college community. The committee recognizes that its overarching goal is to foster and create a more inclusive and supportive climate across the college. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion reflects the context in which Russell Sage College operates. The Coalition acknowledges that to fulfill its vision, it must understand and embrace the full diversity of the communities it serves and respond to the societal realities that affect us all.

The Coalition will…

foster a supportive climate for diversity across the college

assess Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) initiatives that are currently in place.

undertake a campus climate project that will include a DEI climate assessment and will develop a timeline for implementation.

create a DEI Strategic Plan which will be a blueprint to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, and create a transformative, innovative, and inclusive institution.

be diligent in creating programming for the campus community which will include promoting a safe and positive climate that is accepting, respectful, and welcoming for constituents of all identities.

implement a two-way communications plan that will keep campus constituencies informed about the work and charge of the task force and keep the task force informed about the campus climate, especially with respect to issues related to students.

develop comprehensive strategies for attracting and retaining diverse students, faculty, and staff members.

establish an inclusive learning and work environment through effective policies and practices and curriculum and pedagogical approaches.

22-23 DEI Coalition Members

AmandaBastianiTitle IX Coordinator and EEO Specialist
SamanthaBlancoAssistant Professor, Applied Behavior Analysis
BriannaBrooksSocial Justice Scholar
MarybethCusackUnit Manager, Undergraduate Dean’s Office
StarlynD’angeloDirector of Corporate, Government and Foundation Relations
GraceGiancolaDirector of Residence Life, Russell Sage College
StacyGonzalezDean of Students, Troy
DanielHulseappleAssociate Director of Undergraduate Enrollment Management
SarahHunterExecutive Assistant to the V.P. for Finance and Administration
StacieKutzAssociate Professor of Biology and Health Sciences and Health Sciences Program Director
EricaLiAssistant Athletic Director, Head Softball Coach
Miguel MercedesAssistant Director of Residence Life, Albany Campus
DanielMergesClinical Coordinator and Licensed Mental Health Counselor
MorganMilhollen- DukesAssistant Director of Residence Life – Troy Campus
GeoffreyMillerDirector of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 
GayleMorseProfessor, Psychology Department
ElizabethNielsenAssistant Director of Annual Giving
EmillyObuyaAssociate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
RebeccaPalmerStudent Success Advisor
TashaPringleAssistant Director of HEOP, Troy
AndreaRehnUndergraduate Dean & Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
LeahRicoProgram Director and Assistant Professor, Graphic + Media Design
RayRodriguezStudent Success Advisor
DouglasSatoSocial Justice Scholar
AliSchaeffingDirector of Service Learning and Community Engagement & Assistant Professor of Geography
Sara SchumanCoordinator, Gen Ed Core
GabrielleVaiseyAssistant Director of Student Activities
SadieVenturaHEOP Academic Success Counselor
SaadeWhiteSocial Justice Scholar
CaitYorkDirector of Accessibility Services

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Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion