President’s Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The President’s Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is charged with monitoring and reporting progress on the University’s efforts to build and maintain an intentionally diverse, inclusive, and equitable learning and working environment. The Council takes a data-driven approach in its work and serves in an advisory capacity to President Danko.

The Council also provides guidance regarding the newly-established Butler University DEI Innovation Fund, which will provide investments in University initiatives that advance our collective work in these important areas.

The Council is co-chaired by Dr. Terri Jett and Dr. Frank E. Ross, III, and comprised of faculty, students, staff, administrators, and alumni.

Council Members include:

  • James M. Danko, President
  • Brooke Barnett, Provost & VP of Academic Affairs
  • Kathleen Camire, Director, Student Disability Services
  • Terri Carney, Professor of Spanish and SJD Director and Interim Director, Race, Gender, Sexuality Studies
  • Lauren Carrier, student
  • Paul  Ford, student
  • Bobbie Gibson, Associate Director, International Student Services
  • Lori Greene, Vice President for Enrollment Management
  • Mae-Mae Han, student
  • Sonya  Hopkins, Associate Athletic Director
  • Terri Jett, Faculty Director, Hub for Black Affairs and Community Engagement & Professor of Political Science
  • Brooke Kandel-Cisco, Dean, College of Education
  • Danny Kibble, Executive Director of Advancement for DEI and Family Philanthropy
  • Michael Lofton, Sr. Director, Community and Government Relations
  • Sara Marshall, Latinx Alumni Association Representative
  • Daniel Meyers, Director, Center for Faith & Vocation
  • Marcos Navarro-Garcia, student
  • Randall Ojeda, Director, Efroymson Diversity Center
  • Su-Mei Ooi, Director of Academic Affairs for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Lorrie  Ortiz, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Frank E. Ross, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Jeffrey Roth, LGBT Alumni Association Representative
  • Maya Sanchez, SGA Director of Student Diversity, Equity and Belonging
  • Brittany Smiley, Black Alumni Association Representative
  • Annie Ventura, President, Diversity Program Council