We aspire to create a respectful culture that embraces virtues of diversity, equity, inclusivity, civility, and anti-racism in all dealings with students, faculty, staff, administration, and external stakeholders.

2020-2021 Goals

  • Student and Faculty Climate Survey to more comprehensively understand the perceptions, challenges and potential opportunities for change within the College.
  • CNPH Library of Resources that includes material that is specific to the needs of the programs through feedback from Faculty, Students, Staff, etc.
  • Curriculum review with a lens towards opportunities for incorporation of DEI material that uses a model, such as, Evidence-Informed, Context-Relevant, and Unified Curriculum Development.

Council Meetings

Wednesdays from 10:00 am – 11:00 am on the following dates:

  • February 24, 2021
  • March 24, 2021
  • April 21, 2021
  • May 26, 2021
  • June 23, 2021

There will also be impromptu meetings, to meet our objectives.

We are always actively seeking new members as we continue to grow the CNPH Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council.

We also recognize that there are others who want to be an “ally” to the Council and this work, so we also encourage them to come forward and be recognized.

To become a member of the CNPH Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, please contact the chairperson directly.

Planned Cultural Events

February 9th and February 11th @ 1:00 pm CNPH Implicit Bias and Micro-aggressions Workshop Sessions
February 17th @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Moderated by CNPH DEI Council Chairperson, Charles Cal

Faculty Participants:

  • Dr. Kattiria Gonzalez, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Ani Jacob, Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Edwin-Nikko R. Kabigting, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Ednah MaduAssistant Professor
  • Dr. Korede YusufAssistant Professor

Achieved Goals

  • 3M Littman Stethoscope Leadership Development Grant – AUSNA Faculty Advisors – Dr. Jacqueline Johnston and Dr. Diane Santangelo (along with the 2019/2020 AUSNA E-Board and Membership) won this award based on their LGBTQ+ community outreach initiatives.
  • AUSNA/CNPH  Participation in National Coming Out Day on October 9, 2020.
  • Social/Digital Media Awareness Campaigns including:
    • Women’s History Month (numerous notable female alumni profiles were completed and posted on social media channels)
    • Black History Month (numerous profiles of both African American students and faculty were posted on social media channels)
    • Asian Pacific Heritage Month (just signed up to be part of May 2021 campaign)
    • Hispanic Heritage Month
    • Men in Nursing
  • Dr. Ednah Madu hosted a presentation as a part of Black History Month/American Heart Month that addressed disparate cardiovascular conditions experienced by the African American community.
  • CNPH Peer Mentoring Program, a collaboration between the Office of Academic Services and Retention and the College of Nursing and Public Health.

Getting to know your CNPH Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council Members and Allys

Beginning in March we will start to focus on a specific theme related to the work of DEI and Antiracism that will come out of the Council. As part of this effort, we will be introducing our Council Members to the CNPH community beginning with a DEI Council Student Representative, a DEI Council Faculty, a DEI Council Staff, and an Ally will be recognized.

Monthly Themes: Ally/Allyship (March)
DEI Council Student Representative: Jennifer Laguan
DEI Council Faculty: Ditsapelo McFarland
DEI Council Staff: Cathy Harrison
Ally: Patricia Donahue-Porter

Council Chair

Council Administrator

Council Members

Jennifer Laguan
Undergraduate Nursing Student
Teddy-Ann Miles
Undergraduate Nursing Student
Gary Chang
Graduate Nursing Student
Maryam Gul
Graduate Public Health Student
Dhakenia Maxime
Graduate Public Health Student
Karishma Dsa
Recent Graduate of the Public Health Program
Phone Number
Nexus Building, 370A
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