Text Size Default Text SizeDefault Text Size Large Text SizeLarge Text Size Largest Text SizeLargest Text Size Print Print this Page

University Diversity Council

Diversity Council Mission

The primary mission of the University Diversity Council is to develop, recommend, and sponsor policies, procedures, and programs that facilitate a more diverse and pluralistic campus community that is welcoming, safe, and affirming for all.  

Council Responsibilities

  • Serves as an advisory forum, advocacy group, and resource for campus concerns and opinions pertaining to diversity, pluralism, and inclusion.
  • Sponsors and coordinates programs for students, faculty, and staff that promote diversity education and multicultural competencies.
  • Identifies and recommends institutional policies and procedures that foster and enhance an inclusive community.
  • The Council website and diversity portal (http://www.longwood.edu/diversity.htm) serves as a resource for both internal and external constituents.

President's Diversity Fund Proposal

President's diversity fund information


Council Membership 2012-2013

Council Chair & Co-Chair  

  • Jonathan Page, Director for Citizen Leadership and Social Justice Education
  • Dr. David Magill, Assistant Professor of English

 Staff Representatives 

  • Courtney Addison, Associate Director for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Cameron Patterson, Program Coordinator for the Office of Disability Resources
  • Jonnelle Davis, Assistant Director for Student Union Events and Operations  
  • Onie McKenzie, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Ashley Woodard, Assistant Director of Admissions
  • Larry Robertson, Dean of Students & Executive Director of RCL
  • Bob Zupanek, Campus Minister; Johns Memorial Episcopal Church 

Faculty Representatives

  • Dr. Pam Tracy, Associate Professor of Communication Studies & Director of CAFE
  • Dr. Naomi Johnson, Co-Director Women's and Gender Studies Program /Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
  • Susan Stinson, Adjunct Instructor in English / Advisor to Longwood Student Veterans
  • Jonathan Page, Lecturer in English and Modern Languages

Presidents Office

  • Vacant

Student Representatives

  • Vacant, Chair of the Student Diversity and Inclusion Council (SDIC)



Objectives 2012-2013

  • Assist with the evaluation phases of the 2010-11 Campus Diversity Survey results
  • Environmentally focused research and assessments (i.e., study of how diversity is presented through the recruiting and admission process; study of participation rates of underrepresented students in various student services, activities, and programs, etc.)
  • Develop and execute new council programs including, Culture in the Classroom, and PRAXIS: Discussions around Difference.
  • Collaborate with the Student Diversity and Inclusion Council (SDIC) on university-wide programming
  • Develop at least one diversity focused research presentation and or journal article