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. The University of Central Arkansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty and staff population through enhanced multicultural learning environments and opportunities.  In keeping with its non-discrimination policy in employment, admissions and other functions and programs, the University considers employees and students on the basis of individual merit and will not discriminate against a person on the basis of gender, race or color, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, familial status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, intellectual perspective, genetic information, military status, 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, general counsel, and associate vice president for human resources serve as ex officio, non-voting members.


Kandi Hughes                                                                     Director of Affirmative Action, Chair  Permanent

Vacant                                                                                SGA Representative

Vacant                                                                                SGA Representative

Vacant                                                                                SGA Representative

VACANT                                                                        Staff Senate Appointment

Lula Tyus                                                                             Staff Senate Appointment                  2015

Tiffany Johnson                                                                   Staff Senate Appointment                    2016

Vacant                                                                                Academic Department Chair

Vacant                                                                               Faculty Member from Retention Committee

Chris Riggins                                                                       Admissions Office                             Permanent

Adriian Gardner (FAC)                                                         Faculty Senate Appointment                 2015

Doug George (LA)                                                               Faculty Senate Appointment                 2016

VACANT (HBS)                                                                Faculty Senate Appointment

Vacant                                                                               Faculty Senate Appointment

Amber Hall                                                                         Director, Institutional Research             Permanent

Warren Readnour                                                                General Counsel                                    Permanent

Graham Gillis                                                                      Assoc. Vice President, Human Resources  Permanent

Meetings: on call

Reports to: President

Send minutes to: Chair of the Committee on Committees

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