President announces two additional equity and inclusion task force members

Ampaw, Mamp join 18-member group

Central Michigan University President George E. Ross has added two faculty members to the recently established equity and inclusion task force. Frim Ampaw and Michael Mamp will join the 18-member group of faculty, staff, students, alumni and community representatives.

When the task force was first announced March 2, Ampaw, who is on sabbatical, had not confirmed her participation, and has since done so. Task force co-chairs Shaun Holtgreive and René Shingles recommended the addition of Mamp based on feedback they received.

The complete 18-member group includes:

  • Co-chair Shaun Holtgreive, executive director, student affairs;
  • Co-chair René Shingles, chair, School of Rehabilitation and Medical Sciences;
  • Frim Ampaw, faculty, educational leadership;
  • Jazmin Biernat, president, Student Government Association;
  • Andrew Blom, faculty, philosophy and religion;
  • Sapphire Cureg, director, diversity education;
  • Laura Gonzales, member, Alumni Association board of directors;
  • Jason Hall, undergraduate student;
  • William Holmes, executive director, international affairs;
  • Eileen Jennings, community member;
  • Katherine Lasher, executive director, Office of Civil Rights and Institutional Equity, and Title IX coordinator;
  • Lynne L'Hommedieu, director, student disability services;
  • Charles Mahone II, graduate student;
  • Michael Mamp, faculty, fashion merchandising and design;
  • Shannon Martin, director, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Ziibiwing Center;
  • Ahmed Sharaf, undergraduate student;
  • Teri Spooner, administrative assistant, president's office; and,
  • Kevin Williams, senior associate director, admissions.

The new task force will review the findings of a recently released diversity and inclusion report, as well as other information, and provide recommendations that will strengthen diversity and inclusion throughout the university.

Goals of the task force, which will begin meeting in March, include:

  • reviewing the latest report, as one resource, and other related surveys and information published by CMU faculty and staff; 

  • evaluating recommendations for programs, initiatives and funding; 

  • discussing additional actions; 

  • identifying other stakeholders; and, 

  • developing and delivering recommendations for the immediate and long-term future to help inform the university's way forward. 

December's diversity and inclusion assessment report is available online.