We are pleased to announce the development of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee and our selection of the consultant group to guide us in this important work, Envision Leadership Solutions (ELS). For more information about ELS, please read about the consultants below.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion involve each of us and we will look to all members of MBKU for input, reflection, and feedback along this journey. As a first step, the ELS Consultants will work with the committee to gather data about MBKU and conduct a listening and learning tour that includes individual and group interviews with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and university leadership. We will update everyone on our progress and invite you to share your voices and ideas throughout development.
Together, we will reimagine what diversity, equity, and inclusion mean at MBKU.
As a team, the DEI Committee will develop a sustainable strategic plan for our university community tasked with the following goals:
Recruiting and retaining. Exploring and developing strategies and policies that promote recruiting, retaining, and supporting diversity in our student pool and among our employees,
Inclusion for all community members. Exploring our campus climate to facilitate a welcoming environment that is inclusive for all members of our diverse community – including racial, gender and cultural diversity.
An anti-racist culture. Facilitating an anti-racist culture through education for employees/students, increasing awareness of all issues related to diversity, and educating our students about providing care to diverse patient communities.
DEI Committee Members
Please note, we are in the process of identifying students and alumni to participate in the task committee.
- Judy Ortiz
Southern California College of Optometry
- Melissa Contreras, OD
- Mari Rodriguez (Admissions)
School of PA Studies
- Millie Fabros, MHS, PA-C
- Chinedu Amadi (Admissions)
College of Pharmacy
- Jennifer Ko, PharmD, MPH
Jaime Ocampo (Admissions)
Sandra Fineman, PA-C (Interprofessional Education Committee)
Priyank Kumar, MS, PhD (Faculty Senate)
Judy Tong, OD, FAAO (Faculty Senate)
Gloria Lopez (Clinics)
Rita Martinez (Clinics)
Admin and Staff
Edna Alfaro (Marketing & Communications)
Keri Mludek (Campus Operations)
Karlos Santos-Coy, MBA (University Student Affairs)
Whitney Sproul, MLIS (Library)
Daisy Thompson (University Advancement)
Angelique Tulloss (Campus Safety)
Sam Young and Tuan Vu (IT)
Human Resources Representative – TBA
Accounting Representative – TBA
About Envision Leadership Solutions
Envision Leadership Solutions are a group of experienced educators who are committed to leadership solutions that create change while engaging people in the process. Read more about each consultant's bio below.