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Equity Action Partners serve faculty, staff and students.

In 2017 Drake started the Equity Action Partner Program to unify diversity efforts across campus and to provide resources in the areas of equity and inclusion in all departments at Drake. Each Equity Action Partner has gone through extensive training in the areas of equity, inclusion, identity and diversity. The Partners serve as a resource to faculty, staff and students and are be available for consultation on equity and inclusion issues surrounding hiring, mentoring, professional development and campus climate. Please contact your Equity Action Partner, if you have a concern about an equity and Inclusion issue, have an idea for how to improve things, or simply want to talk.

What Do Equity Action Partners Do/How Can They Help?

  • Being available for people who need to talk about their equity concerns and experiences in an informal, non-judgmental setting—analogous to the “safe zone” members available to GLBTQ campus community.

  • Assist or facilitate equity and inclusion training on campus.

  • Assist the University to achieve continuous improvement goals surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Promote the values of inclusion and diversity embodied in the Drake University Diversity Statement.

  • Being informed on equality-related policies, procedures, and resources on campus.

2017-18 Equity Action Partners

Marina Verlengia Academic Excellence and Student Success
Evan Favreau Admissions
Kim Jones Alumni
Stephanie Sledge Athletics
Maryann Huey College of Arts & Sciences
Jeff Kappen College of Business and Public Administration
Anisa Fornoff College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Sam Becker Cowles Library
Tammy Eltayb Facilities Planning and Management
Mary Alice Hill Human Resources
Jacquilline Nagila International Center
Erin Lee Schneider Law School
Lorissa Lieurance Residence Life
Wade Leuwerke School of Education
Jennifer Glover Konfrst School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Kerry King Student Affairs
Tony Tyler Student Affairs
Tim Schmitt University Communications
University News