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The President’s Diversity and Inclusion Assessment Task Force

Diversity Mapping Report

  • Task Force Final Report (Sept. 27, 2019)
  • Diversity Mapping Project refers to a diversity mapping assessment that will examine UD's institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts over the last five years.  Such a mapping assessment is conducted through a combination of webscraping, document analysis, and the input of campus members through a "Diversity Efforts Informational Survey/Instrument" and a "Diversity Pedagogy Instrument (DPI)".
  • UD Diversity Mapping Final Report (Sept. 2018)

If you have any questions, please email Dr. Rona Halualani at:
Rona Tamiko Halualani, Ph.D. (Intercultural Communication, Arizona State University, 1998)
Principal and Founder, Halualani & Associates, (650) 996-9255.

AIM4 Community Excellence

The President’s Diversity & Inclusion Assessment Task Force will launch a comprehensive assessment of current and past diversity efforts in the fall of 2018.   The Task Force Members encourages everyone in our campus community to participate.  View the introductory video.

AIM4 Community Excellence Executive Summary (Abridged Version)

AIM4 Community Excellence Executive Summary (Extended Version)

Slidecast of Dr. Rona Halualani's April 17 Presentation


SlideCast No. One
SlideCast Number One is an overview of Halulani & Associates' projects.
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AIM4 Community Excellence Executive Summary Presentation
AIM4 Community Excellence Executive Summary Presentation is an overview of Dr. Rona Halualani's speak from April 17, 2019 at the University of Dayton.
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The University of Dayton affirms that diversity, equity, and inclusion are inextricably linked with excellence. Indeed, diversity at all levels of the University — from the boardroom to the student body — enriches our learning environment and expands our institutional ability, intelligence, and creativity.  As one part of our pursuit of the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, the University appointed its first vice president of diversity and inclusion in 2016, Dr. Larry Burnley.  In his first year, Vice President Burnley focused on developing an understanding of the context for his efforts, including engaging both on- and off-campus in extensive listening sessions to learn about our history, our ongoing efforts to achieve greater diversity, and those areas where we have extant strengths and others of particularly great need.

Vice President Burnley has now begun working with faculty, staff, and other administrators to address some of the areas of greatest need.  We understand, however, that change and sustainable progress towards greater diversity, equity, and inclusion require a comprehensive approach that relies on a detailed (qualitative and quantitative) assessment, careful analysis, and the development of a prioritized and resourced strategic plan.  The President’s Diversity & Inclusion Assessment Task Force, chaired by Vice President Burnley, will work with key internal offices and individuals and with external resources to perform this critical first planning step.


The Diversity & Inclusion Assessment Task Force will provide leadership for the development of a comprehensive institutional assessment of the effectiveness and impact of diversity and inclusion efforts at the University of Dayton.  Chaired by the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, the Task Force’s primary functions/objectives are to:

  1. Formulate and recommend definitions of the key terms that will inform institutional efforts to shape, inform, and drive strategies to achieve diversity-, equity-, and inclusion-related goals and objectives throughout the University.
  2. Lead the campus in the development and implementation of a comprehensive (University-wide) outcomes and impact assessment of diversity and inclusion efforts.*
  3. Lead the campus in the development, implementation, and analysis of a comprehensive campus experience (climate) survey.*
  4. Submit recommendations to President Spina for
    1. Framework for a campus-wide strategic plan to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion;
    2. a permanent campus-wide diversity and inclusion committee/council; and
    3. recommend definitions of the key terms that will inform institutional efforts to shape, inform, and drive strategies to achieve diversity-, equity-, and inclusion-related goals and objectives throughout the University.


*This work will involve the assistance of an outside consultant.

Task Force Composition

  1. Lawrence Burnley (Diversity and Inclusion), Chair
  2. President’s Cabinet Representative – Troy Washington
  3. Provost for Global and Intercultural Affairs – Amy Anderson
  4. Academic Dean – Jason Pierce
  5. Equity Compliance Officer – Amy Zavadil
  6. Faculty Representatives Garry Crosson, *Neomi DeAnda, Laura Leming, Leslie Picca, and Hsuan Tsen
  7. Dean and Exec. Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs – Daria Graham
  8. Director of the Women’s Center – Lisa Borello
  9. Graduate Student Representative Simeon Lyons and Michelle DiFalco
  10. Undergraduate Student Representative Lena Clerici, *Vivian Mota, Delali Nenonene, and Maya Smith-Custer


* Appointed February 2019

Task Force Resource Staff/Units/Organizations

  1. VP for Mission and Rector
  2. Executive Director for Inclusive Excellence Education and Professional Development
  3. Executive Director of Procurement and Payable Services (Supplier Diversity
  4. Director of Institutional Reporting
  5. Institutional Researcher for Academics
  6. Enrollment Management
  7. Marketing and Communications
  8. Campus Ministry
  9. Center for Social Concern
  10. Fitz Center for Leadership in Community
  11. Center for Human Rights
  12. LGBTQ+ Support Services
  13. Office of Learning Resources
  14. Student Government Association
  15. Kindred Presidents (OMA)
  16. College of Arts and Sciences Equity Advisors
  17. Kristen Altenau Keen, Assistant Dean of Students for Education, Support, and Student Empowerment
  18. Learning and Teaching Center Fellows
  19. Leadership UD

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

St. Mary's Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1626