Affirmative Action Advisory Committee

Charge: To conduct a periodic review of EEO-6 employment records and other statistical data to monitor the university's compliance with its affirmative action plan, policies, and programs and to monitor UCA's compliance in meeting its affirmative action/equal opportunity goals. In keeping with its nondiscrimination policy in employment, admissions, and other functions and programs, the university considers employees and students on the basis of individual merit without regard to sex, race or color, religion, national origin, condition of disability, or other factors irrelevant to participation in its programs.

Annual Report: The Faculty Senate requests that this committee provide a written report to the Faculty Senate by February 1 of each year. This report should summarize the body´s activities during the prior year, provide appropriate statistics and data, and outline long-range planning for the following year. This report should be approved by the membership of the committee.

Membership: The affirmative action officer serves as permanent chair; three students chosen annually by the SGA to represent minority students and AA/EEO concerns; three staff members chosen by the Staff Senate to staggered three-years terms to represent minority staff personnel and AA/EEO concerns; presidential appointment of one academic department chair to serve a three-year term; presidential appointment of one faculty member from the retention committee to serve a three-year term; one admissions officer appointed by the president; four faculty selected by the Faculty Senate to represent minority faculty and AA/EEO concerns serving staggered four-year terms. The director of institutional research, assistant vice president for legal services, and assistant vice president for human resources serve as ex officio, non-voting members.


 Kandi Hughes                                                                     Director of Affirmative Action, Chair  Permanent

Chris Riggins                                                                       Admissions Office                             Permanent

Tyra Phillips                                                                         Staff Senate Appointment                   2014

Lula Tyus                                                                              Staff Senate Appointment                  2015

Tiffany Johnson                                                                   Staff Senate Appointment                    2016

Adriian Gardner (FAC)                                                         Faculty Senate Appointment                 2015

Doug George (LA)                                                               Faculty Senate Appointment                 2016

Elson Bihm (HBS)                                                                Faculty Senate Appointment                 2014

Amber Hall                                                                         Director, Institutional Research             Permanent

Warren Readnour                                                                General Counsel                                    Permanent

Graham Gillis                                                                      Asst. Vice President, Human Resources  Permanent

Meetings: on call

Reports to: Provost

Send minutes to: Chair of the Committee on Committees

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