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 (see below), if you have a concern about an equity and Inclusion issue, have an idea for how to improve things, or simply want to talk.
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, Equity, and Inclusion Commitment.
Being informed on equality-related policies, procedures, and resources on campus.
Below is a list of the Equity Action Partners for, and the areas that they represent.
Anisa Foronoff, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Erin Lee Schneider, Law School
Evan Favreau, Admissions
Denise Hill, College of Business and Public Administration
Kathleen Richardson, School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Kerry King, Student Affairs
Kim Jones, Alumni
Lorissa Lieurance, Residence Life
Marina Verlengia, Academic Excellence and Student Success
Mary Alice Hill, Human Resources
Chinatsu Bachman-Sazawa, College of Arts & Sciences
Sam Becker, Cowles Library
Stephanie Sledge, Athletics
Tammy Eltayb, Facilities Planning and Management
Tony Tyler, Student Affairs
Wade Leuwerke, School of Education