Presidential Advisory Committees

Presidential Advisory Committees

Committee on Black Affairs

Reports to the President

Ex-Officio Officer the Associate Vice President for Diversity and Equal Opportunity

Charge: The Committee on Black Affairs is responsible for advising the President on matters affecting black faculty, staff and students of the University. The committee shall also be responsible for advising the President regarding the University's relationship to the black community. This includes monitoring "quality of life" issues as they relate to the climate within the University. The appointment to this committee is done by the University President.

2017-18 Co-Chairs: 

Dr. Brenda Townsend-Walker, Professor
College of Education
Office number: 813.974.1385
Email address: brendawalker@usf.edu

Dr. Deirdre Cobb-Roberts, Associate Professor
College of Education
Office number: 813.974.8119
Email address: cobbrob@usf.edu

2014-2015 Annual Report
2015-2016 Annual Report 

Committee Issues on Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

Reports to the President

Ex-Officio Officer the Associate Vice President for Diversity and Equal Opportunity 

Charge:The President's Committee on Issues of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (CISOGI) is charged to (a) advise the President on matters pertaining to issues of sexual and/or affectional orientation as they pertain to USF faculty, staff, and students; (b) evaluates and monitors the university environment for problems and issues related to these matters. The appointment to this committee is done by the University President.

2019-20 Chair:

Jennifer Iceton 
Academice Services Administrator
USF Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications
Office number: 813 974-9274
Email address: jiceton@usf.edu

Dr. Michael Rogers, Licensed Psychologist
Assistant Director for Training
USF Counseling Center
phone:813-974-2831
email address: mnrogers@usf.edu

2014-2015 Annual Report
2015-2016 Annual Report 

Status of Latinos

Reports to the President

Ex-Officio Officer the Associate Vice President for Diversity and Equal Opportunity
Charge: The Status of Latinos (SOL) Committee is a Presidential Advisory Committee
responsible for advising the President on matters affecting Latino faculty, staff and students
of the University. The SOL Committee is also responsible for advising the President
regarding the University's relationship with the Latino community.

2017-18 Chair:

Dr. Leonor O'Relly, Director Innovative Education
Office number: 813.974.5299
Email address: lorelly@usf.edu

2014-2015 Annual Report

2015-2016 Annual Report 

Title IX Committee

Ex-Officio Officer the Associate Vice President for Diversity and Equal Opportunity
Charge: The Title IX committee is formally charged with advising the President of the
University on matters relating to the University's compliance with Title IX Education
Amendments of 1972. These deal with nondiscrimination on the basis of sex in education
programs and activities receiving or benefiting from federal financial assistance.
Specifically, the committee is charged with monitoring, evaluating, and determining if sex
equity exists in the areas of Financial Aid, Student Housing, Admissions, Intercollegiate
Athletics, and Compensation. The appointment to this committee is done by the University
President.

2017-18 Chair:

Deidre Orriola, Faculty, College of Public Health 
Office number: 813-974-8710
Email address: dorriola@health.usf.edu

Annual Report 2014-2015

Annual Report 2015-2016

Annual Report 2016-2017

Women’s Status Committee

Reports to the President

Ex-Officio Officer the Associate Vice President for Diversity and Equal Opportunity
Charge: The Women's Status Committee is responsible for advising the President of the
University on matters affecting women faculty, staff and students of the University. The
committee shall be particularly focused on those university polices concerning the welfare
and activities of women with regard to educational and employment opportunities, as well
as the social and cultural climate in the university setting. The appointment to this
committee is done by the University President.

2019-20 Chair:

Karina Acevedo
Digital Recruiter, Innovative Education
Office number: 813.974.9416
Email address: kaacevedo@usf.edu


2014-2015 Annual Report

2015-2016 Annual Report

Status of Men Committee

Reports to the President

Ex-Officio Officer of the Associate Vice President for Diversity and Equal Opportunity
Charge to be determined

2017-18 Chair: 

TBA
Office number: 
Email address: 

2014-2015 Annual Report
2015-2016 Annual Report

Ethics & Integrity Council

Reports to the President

Ex-Officio Officer the Associate Vice President for Diversity and Equal Opportunity

2017-18 Co-Chairs: 

Sara Callahan 
Faculty, Humanities & Cultural Studies
Office number: 813.974.9380 
Email address: sdykins@usf.edu

Christopher Griffin
Student Government President
cmgriffin@mail.usf.edu


2014-2015 Annual Report
2015-2016 Annual Report

 

Athletics Council

Reports to the President

Ex-Officio Officer the Associate Vice President for Diversity and Equal Opportunity

Charge: The Athletics Council serves in an advisory capacity to the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and the President of the University on policies and procedures affecting Intercollegiate Athletics at the University. The appointment to this committee is
done by the University President.

2017-18 Chair:

Dr. Julie Serovich, Dean College of Behavioral & Community Sciences
Office number: 813.974.1992
Email address: jserovich@usf.edu

2014-2015 Annual Report
2015-2016 Annual Report