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Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

ATLA Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Charge

In order to realize and live the core value of hospitality, inclusion, and diversity as outlined in the ATLA Strategic Plan, the Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is committed to advancing ATLA’s culture that affirms the intrinsic value of all members regardless of racial, cultural, age, career stage/professional experience, sexual orientation, gender expression, expression of religious tradition, disabilities, or socioeconomic differences by:

  • identifying, acknowledging, and deconstructing barriers to diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • welcoming, valuing, and celebrating multiple perspectives and cultural vantage points

  • increasing awareness and sensitivity toward issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • modeling meaningful exchange and full community participation

  • creating and maintaining a welcoming and respectful environment

  • embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion into the work and outcomes of the Association

  • providing members with resources, tools, and best practices they can use at their own institutions as appropriate

  • transforming ATLA’s composition to reflect the diversity of members’ institutions and communities

Committee Members

  • Evan Boyd (7/2017 - 6/2020), Chair (7/2018 - 6/2019)
  • Drew Baker (2/2017 - 6/2021)  
  • Ondrea Murphy (7/2016 - 6/2019) 
  • Lee Staman (3/2017 - 6/2020) 
  • Alice Song (7/2018 - 6/2021) 
  • Donna Wells (7/2016 – 6/2019) 
  • Christine Fruin, staff liaison 

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